The first reliable mention of Neuhausen dates back to 1292, when Bishop Christian von Mühlhausen ordered to raise a fortified castle in this location. Following the reformation of the Catholic Church in Prussia in 1525 the castle became a property of Albrecht Hohenzollern of Brandenburg. The Duke had the castle completely redesigned, converting it into a suburban hunters manor. In 1550, when the Duke had made a decision to marry, he gave the manor as a wedding gift to his fiancée, Anna Maria of Brunswick.
In 1814 Neuhausen was donated by King of Prussia, Frederic Wilhelm III (1770-1840) to General Frederic Wilhelm von Bülow (1755 - 1816) in recognition of this heroic deeds during the wars with the French Emperor, Napoleon I. After the general's death the castle was inherited by count Luckner and then it became a property of general Bon.
In 1945, the rooms of the manor were occupied by a construction company. Today, the ruined castle is truly a depressing sight. No preservation work has been done in the castle for at least a hundred years.References:
La Hougue Bie is a Neolithic ritual site which was in use around 3500 BC. Hougue is a Jèrriais/Norman language word meaning a \'mound\' and comes from the Old Norse word haugr. The site consists of 18.6m long passage chamber covered by a 12.2m high mound. The site was first excavated in 1925 by the Société Jersiaise. Fragments of twenty vase supports were found along with the scattered remains of at least eight individuals. Gravegoods, mostly pottery, were also present. At some time in the past, the site had evidently been entered and ransacked.
In Western Europe, it is one of the largest and best preserved passage graves and the most impressive and best preserved monument of Armorican Passage Grave group. Although they are termed \'passage graves\', they were ceremonial sites, whose function was more similar to churches or cathedrals, where burials were incidental.