Schloß Neuhaus, the former residence of the Prince Bishops of Paderborn, is deemed to be one of the most significant early examples of the Weser-Renaissance architecture. The first mention of Neuhaus dates from 1016. The construction of the Palace commenced in the 13th century and continued to be developed until the 16th century to the four-winged building with its four round corner spires and its moat, as we now know it.

Today, the majority of this complex accommodates a local school. The hall of mirrors is a beautiful venue for concerts, presentations and receptions. From May to October the Schloßsommer (Summer in the Palace) programme provides numerous events in the gardens.

Adjacent to the Baroque gardens are 42 hectares of parkland is a popular destination with museums, restaurants, footpaths, playgrounds etc. The exhibition in the museum presents the natural characteristics of the Paderborner Land. It provides information on the geographic position, geology, typical habitats, fauna and flora and a journey through the ages of the earth, very comprehensively and in a most interesting manner. The museum has a special treat for the children, the ‘Kids’ Museum’.

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Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Mahesh Lingolu (4 months ago)
Nice palace with some flower garden
Afshin Amini (7 months ago)
Absorbing sightseeing with a great garden, usually holding festivals on weekends, and also you can take a walk or ride a bike there on the pretty neighborhood inside the forest.
San V (8 months ago)
Worth visiting during the holidays.
Sumbul Syed (12 months ago)
Beautiful house! Located in a nice park, well maintained and plenty of space.
Zhen Peng (2 years ago)
Cool small old traditional city.
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