Brunswick Dankwardeode Castle

Brunswick Dankwardeode Castle


Dankwarderode Castle as a landmark of Braunschweig

Dankwarderode Castle is considered the most historic symbol of the Lion City of Braunschweig and a testimony to historicism. Between 1160 and 1175, the castle was built as a palace for Henry the Lion instead of a Brunoish complex and was then frequently rebuilt – most recently by city architect Ludwig Winter. Especially the lavishly restored Knights’ Hall on the upper floor of the neo-Romanesque building with its historic wall paintings by Adolf Quensen, the columns and the chandeliers is extremely worth seeing. Medieval art has been on display in the Knappensaal in the basement since 1963, as well as the bronze court and ruler’s statue – the castle lion “Henry the Lion”. A copy of the statue can be found on the castle square.


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