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Münchhausen grange (Münchhausen-Gutshof)

Short facts

  • Bodenwerder

The Münchhausen-Gutshof presents itself as an ensemble of three buildings

The Münchhausen-Gutshof presents itself as an ensemble of three buildings, the manor house, the auxiliary building and the "Schulenburg".

The three-storey and very stately mansion and today's town hall was built between 1603 and 1609. It is the birthplace of the city's famous son, Hieronymus Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Münchhausen, born on May 11, 1720. After his military service, he returned to the farm with his wife Jacobine and spent his old age here. He died on February 22nd, 1797. To the left of the manor house is the distillery house. It was built in 1720 by Münchhausen's father, Georg Otto von Münchhausen. This is where part of the administration and tourist information is located.

Two bronze figures have found their place in the park. The Munchausen fountain with half a horse was made by the artist Bruno Schmitz for the 675th anniversary and represents one of the most famous Munchausen stories. The sculpture behind the town hall shows how he pulls himself out of the swamp by his own head. The third historical building to the right of the town hall is the Schulenburg, built around 1300. The Münchhausen Museum is located here.


37619 Bodenwerder


Phone: +49 5533 / 405-41


Website: www.muenchhausen-museum-bodenwerder.de

General information

  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for individual guests
  • Pet allowed
  • Suitable for the Elderly
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children's Playground (outdoors)
  • Toilet
  • Barrier-free access

Arriving by car:

Bodenwerder is on the B83 between Hameln (25 km north) and Holzminden (26 km south)


Arriving by train and bus

north of Emmerthal (15 km), north of Hameln 25 km), south of Holzminden (26 km)

Regional bus line 520

Next steps

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