Brake Castle

Lemgo, Germany

Schloss Brake was a former residence of the Counts of Lippe. The first castle was built after 1190. In 1447 it was conquered and burned during the feud. The current appearance dates mainly from the 1570-1587 when it was modernized in Weser Renaissance style. In 1663, Count Casimir of Lippe-Brake rebuilt the east wing to its present form. Since 1986 the Weser Renaissance Museum has been located in the castle.


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Founded: 1570-1587
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Larysa Cohen (11 months ago)
Great Museum. Lots of good artifacts. Very cool castle
angela conifer (2 years ago)
A gem of a place, off the main road and accessable by foot and car. Many parking places available. The castle is a museum that is very well maintained; housing many interesting artefacts which explain the history of the castle and surrounding areas. Visitors are able to wonder around and look out of tower windows at the beautiful views. An working mill remains and can be seen close up as you stand on the little bridge next to it. Nice walks around the area which popular and are easily accessable. I believe this is a must to see if you are visiting the Lemgo area.
Miss Mishka (3 years ago)
I had a wonderful time exploring this castle. Just walking distance from the heart of Lemgo. You could spend hours here for only 3€.
Florian Herold (4 years ago)
Nice castle!!
Mathias Jakobsson (5 years ago)
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