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Dankwarderode Castle

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Klein aber Fein!

Small museum in reconstructed castle but well worth the visit -- the Rittersaal on the top floor is... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2017
Paris, France
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Beautiful building

Girlfriend and I admired the building from the outside, didn't end up going in because there was no... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Craig R
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Dankwarderode Castle, one of the landmarks of the city of Brunswick, is part of the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum and houses the middle-age collection of the museum in the “Knappensaal” on the ground floor.
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Burgplatz, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany
+49 531 12250
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

This castle has a small medieval museum as well as the knight’s hall, which when we went was filled with a dinosaur exhibition. We spent about forty minutes there looking at some local artefacts, but really if you’re pressed for time you won’t miss much...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Small museum in reconstructed castle but well worth the visit -- the Rittersaal on the top floor is breathtakingly beautiful and the museum of medieval art on the ground floor is interesting (the explanations in German of the exhibits could be slightly better lit, though)....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Girlfriend and I admired the building from the outside, didn't end up going in because there was no English descriptions at all (glad the staff told us that before we paid)

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Craig R
Reviewed August 26, 2017

This building is a late l9th century freely interpreted version of a medieval castle. Inside is the collection of medieval objects held by the admirable local museum which is several blocks away. The contents include ivory carvings, hunting horns with engraved designs, an adorable tapestry...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Carol K
Reviewed July 25, 2017

In some ways the building is the best feature. The size of the exterior belies the small exhibition space inside. It is one hall containing Gothic and Romanesque pieces. There are tapestries, altar pieces, paintings and other smaller objects. It would take about half an...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

The location of the Castle is really nice, on a wonderful square with many other wonderful historical buildings.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Joop V
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

The castle is a part of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum. It hosts a medieval collection on the ground floor. Here you will find religious clothing and objects, animal bone horns, weapons, old coins and the famous Braunschweig lion. Tip: the entrance fee is deducted...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Alexandru B
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places in this city. We took many picture. But unfortunately we were not inside. Maybe next time I will give full review. But for know I only can say that it is wonderful from outside

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank phoenix155
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The must is the room on the top floor with all the wall painting and decoration to take your breath away. The Museum on the first level Kept the real bronze lion, the icon of the town and costume of priests are the must you...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank panchanas
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Most of the castles I've been to are in a remote place up a hill or mountain but this one is bang in the city centre. The medieval (rebuilt) architecture is amazing. Was on a post-conference walking tour so I didn't have time to go...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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