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Gifhorn Castle

Built in Renaissance style between 1525 and 1582 this palace was the seat of the Guelph Duke Franz of Brunswick and Lüneburg from 1539 to 1549 and was thereafter used by the dukes of Celle mainly as a hunting-lodge. Today the palace is the political and cultural centre of the local district. In addition to the district administrative offices ist also houses the Historical Museum with its interesting collections relating to regional history.

Restaurant, museum/collection.

Gifhorn Castle
Schlossplatz 1
D-38518 Gifhorn (Lower Saxony)
Tel.: +49 (0) 5 37 1/8 24 83
Fax: +49 (0) 5 37 1/8 24 11

Visiting times:
Throughout the year: Wed-Sat 2 - 5 pm, Sun and public holiday 11 am - 5 pm.

Special features:
  • Palace festival
  • exhibitions
  • readings
  • theatre performances
  • palace orchestra
  • Historic Chamber
  • Location: on the Corn Road, the Old Salt Road, the German Alpine-Baltic Holiday Route and the Lower Saxony's asparagus route

Surrounding area:
Gifhorn International Mill Park, Hankensbuettel Otter Centre.