Wellingsbüttel Manor

Hamburg, Germany

Wellingsbüttel Manor is baroque manor house in Hamburg, which once enjoyed imperial immediacy (Reichsfreiheit). Wellingsbüttel was documented for the first time in 1296. In the early 19th century it was the residence and place of death of Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, the penultimate duke, who was an ancestor of the present-day British royal family.

Wellingsbüttel Manor was elevated to the status of a Danish 'chancellery manor' (Kanzleigut). It was then acquired by Grand Burgher of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Johann Christian Jauch junior (1802–1880), becoming a country estate of the Jauch family. The manor house is together with Jenisch House one of Hamburg's best conserved examples of the Hanseatic lifestyle in the 19th century and jointly with the manor gatehouse a listed historical monument.

Theobald Joseph von Kurtzrock erected the present manor house in 1750. In 1757 Georg Greggenhofer designed the gatehouse.

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Founded: 1750
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)

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