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The Löwenburg is located in the middle of the Wilhelmshöhe mountain park

The artificial castle ruins of the Löwenburg are located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. From a distance it looks like a romantic knight's castle from the Middle Ages. However, it was only built between 1793 and 1801. Landgrave Wilhelm IX. von Hessen-Kassel had the castle built not as a fortress, but as a pleasure palace.

You can experience the builder's great passion for collecting today on a guided tour through the walls. Historical furniture, paintings, medieval glass windows and an extensive collection of weapons can be admired in the princely living quarters.

Due to renovation work, the Löwenburg can only be visited on a guided tour to a limited extent until further notice.

Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel

Schlosspark 9

34131 Kassel


Phone: +49 561 / 316 80-0


Website: www.museum-kassel.de

General information

WeekdayTime of day
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 bis 17:00
April 1 to December 31 October: Tue – Sun and public holidays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last tour: 4 p.m.)
November 1st - December 31st March: Fri-Sun and public holidays 10 am-4pm (last tour: 3pm)
The Löwenburg can only be visited with a guided tour every hour.
Please check »Current Information« for possible restrictions before your visit.


Price info

Visiting the Löwenburg is only possible as part of a guided tour.

Due to renovation work, only the armory and the castle chapel can currently be visited. There is a reduced admission price.


Reduced admission including guided tour: € 2

Reduced admission including guided tour: € 1


Day ticket Wilhelmshöhe: € 6

Reduced day ticket: € 4


Children up to 18 years free


The Löwenburg is located in the middle of the UNESCO Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe and can therefore only be reached on foot.

From the parking lot at Schloss Wilhelmshöhe, the hike takes about 1 hour.

On fountains days, the Hessen Kassel Museum Landscape offers a chargeable shuttle bus.


Further information on how to get here can be found on the website of the Hessen Kassel Museum Landscape.


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