Marienburg Castle - Pattersen (Germany)
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A memorial to love: When King George V of Hanover once made his wife, Queen Marie, Marienburg Castle a gift, he had no idea that one day his proof of love would be one of the most impressive architectural monuments in Germany.
But because his Marie imagined the romantic version of a medieval hilltop, he fulfilled her deepest wish with a neo-gothic dream.
Marienburg Castle near Hanover - Your excursion destination in the Hannover area - Experience the history of Marienburg Castle, learn more about the castle of King George V of Hanover and his wife Queen Marie.
With the recourse to the Middle Ages, the king also referred to the glorious past of the Guelph dynasty, which in the 12th century provided Henry the Lion with one of the most powerful imperial princes and their kings in the 18th and 19th centuries in personal union for 123 years the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland had ruled.
George V could never see even with his own eyes the treasure created by the master builders Hase and Oppler between 1858 and 1867 because he had been blind since his earliest youth.
And even Queen Marie could live only for a short time at the castle, because already in 1867 she had to follow her husband into Austrian exile, after Prussia had annexed the Kingdom of Hanover. She never saw her fairytale castle after that.
Awoken from a long slumber, Schloss Marienburg enchants its visitors with its magical appearance over and over again. It impresses today with its almost completely preserved interior and countless turrets and battlements. The castle is now owned by the great-great-grandson of Queen Marie and King George V., S.K.H. Ernst August Hereditary Prince of Hanover.