The Löwenburg castle with its picturesque location in Wilhelmshöhe Berg Park has the outwardly defiant appearance of a medieval knight's castle.
Inside, however, the castle contains magnificent living quarters of a baroque design, on a par with everything the prince's court had to offer. The castle was built by Landgrave Wilhelm IX at the end of the 18th century at a time of great social upheaval. With its outward appearance of a seemingly very old ruined castle, the Löwenburg castle evokes not only siege attacks and enemies being driven back, it also seems to lend an air of legitimacy to the ruling claims made by the House of Hesse-Kassel by emphasising the ancient lineage of the prince's line.
In addition to the armoury containing suits of armour from the 16th and 17th century and the castle chapel containing the castle-builder's tomb, visitors can also currently view large sections of the princely residence in the men's and women's quarters, some of which are furnished while others now function as museums.
The museum can only be visited within a guided tour, which is included in the entrance fee.
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 5 pm, last tour at 4 pm
1 Nov. to 28 Feb. from 10 am - 4 pm, last tour at 3 pm
In December, the museum is only opened Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 4 pm
Within a guided tour the men's and women's quarters can be visited, as well as the armoury containing suits of armour from the 16th and 17th century, and the castle chapel. The tours start every hour on the hour. The last tour starts at 3 pm (November - February) / 4 pm (March - October).
34131 Kassel-Bad Wilhelmshöhe
Phone: +49 561 - 31680244 Fax: +49 561 - 31680222