Marienburg – The Sleeping Beauty

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One hour driving from Hanover will bring you to Marienburg – the Neuschwanstein of the North. Together with Schwerin Palace, it is counted as one of the most well-preserved monuments and a fairytale castle in Northern Germany.


Hiding in the Schulenburg Mountain in Lower Saxony, the appearance of the Gothic-style castle with its many battlements, towers and turrets remind me a lot of the castle where Princess Aurora slept in Walt Disney’s famous movie – The Sleeping Beauty.

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The castle was the token of true love, which dwells between King George V, the Last King of Hanover and Queen Marie of Saxe-Altenburg. It was the gift of His Majesty to his wife on her 39th birthday. The Queen loved this place and resided here until the exile of King George V in 1866.

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After the Queen’s departure, Marienburg Castle was fallen into sleep for almost 140 years. Up until 2004, signs of life have returned to the castle for the first time under the guidance of the successor of the royal family and its former glory has been finally recovered. Today, Marienburg Castle has become a must-see when visiting Hanover.

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Practical Information

  • In order to get here, take the bus 300 or 310 from Hanover Central Station. The bus departs every two hours on Saturday and Sunday. During the week, there are only two buses departing at 9:00 and 10:44
  • As a private property, the castle’s interior (including the treasury) is only accessible as part of a guided tour. Tour can be booked directly at the castle’s entrance and costs around 15€.

Marienburg – Toà lâu đài của người đẹp ngủ trong rừng

n mình trong ngọn núi Schulenburg ̣(khoảng một tiếng đi bus từ Hanover), Marienburg ̣được ví như lâu đài Neuschwanstein của miền Bắc nước Đức. Với những tháp canh và tường thành theo phong cách Gothic, Marienburg trông như một phiên bản hoàn chỉnh của tòa lâu đài trong phim hoạt hình “Người đẹp ngủ trong rừng” của Walt Disney.

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Marienburg là minh chứng cho tình yêu giữa Vua George V – vị vua cuối cùng của nhà Hanover và Hoàng Hậu Marie của vùng Saxe-Altenburg. Vào ngày sinh nhật thứ  39 của Hoàng Hậu, Vua George V đã ban tặng tòa lâu đài này cho bà. Hoàng Hậu Marie rất yêu thích tòa lâu đài này theo phong cách Gothic này và bà đã sống ở đây cho đến năm 1866, khi Vua George V bắt đầu phải sống lưu vong.

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Kể từ đó, Marienburg đã rơi vào một giấc ngủ sâu kéo dài hơn 140 năm. Mãi đến năm 2004, ̣dấu hiệu của sự sống mới trở lại nơi đây. Ngày nay, lâu đài Marienburg đã trở thành một địa điểm du lịch nổi tiếng của vùng Lower Saxony.

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Một số thông tin cần biết

  • Để đến Marienburg, bạn đi Bus 300 hay 301 khởi hành từ ga Hanover Central Station. Mỗi ngày chỉ có hai chuyến vào lúc 9:00 và 10:44. Vào cuối tuần thì cứ cách hai tiếng lại có một chuyến bus.
  • Là tài sản tư, nên phần bên trong của lâu đài (bao gồm kho báu) chỉ có thể tham quan nếu bạn đi theo tour. Tour có thể mua trực tiếp tại lâu đài với giá khoảng 15€.


    1. Len Kagami

      You welcome 🙂 Except for the slate grey sky, it was a nice trip. I was also surprised to know that this German royal family has connection to the UK. There is even a twin of the crown of Queen Elizabeth in the castle’s vault!

  1. Mel & Suan

    Wow, how a man professes his love for a woman.
    It is sad that the castle was abandoned for such a long time but it is now open for us to see! Good sharing!

      1. Len Kagami

        Haha probably not in this scale. But I guess he might gift a mansion or a small residence to other royal family members or his followers.

      1. Jolene

        I have terrible eyesight! But I’ve gathered that you must have great patience in waiting for the perfect shots. That’s why you must share them!

    1. Len Kagami

      Highly recommended 😉 It is easily accessible from Hanover, in case you don’t own a car. There are buses that run directly from the Hauptbahnhof to the castle’s car park (around 1 hour)

  2. travelsidenotes

    You are embarassing me again here… I just checked, I live maybe 90 minutes away from this place and I have never heard of it before. Thanks for the great day trip idea!

    1. Len Kagami

      My pleasure! I think the fame of Neuschwanstein is too large. It has overwhelmed other castles in Germany. Besides, northern Germany has never been popular in term of castles 🙂


    Great pictures! We visited Marienburg this year, while on a trip in Lowe Saxony. Liked it really much and the guided tour was also very informative.
    I also recommend if you get in the area to check the towns of : Hamelin, Celle, Weingerode;)


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