Leineschloss, Hannover
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Freiwillige
N 52° 22.236 E 009° 44.017
32U E 549945 N 5802511
Quick Description: The Leineschloss (Leine Castle) is the former residence of the Hanoverian kings and the current seat of the Lower Saxon State Parliament (Niedersächsischer Landtag).
Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
Date Posted: 9/21/2006 2:18:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMR26
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 69

Long Description:
It was built in the 12th century as a Franciscan monastery. In 1636, George, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg chose the Leineschloss as his residence.
During World War II, the Leineschloss burnt out fully after British aerial bombings. The architect Dieter Oesterlen re-built the castle between 1957 and 1962.

You can read about the history of the castle at (visit link) or at the website provided below (in German, with a shorter version in English)
Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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