Wiedensahl - Birthplace, residence, and workplace of Wilhelm Busch

“Surprises always happen where one least expects them.”
The idyllic village of Wiedensahl in the Schaumburger country, between the Weser River and Steinhuder lake in the vicinity of Hannover, is the ideal starting point for young and old to embark on a discovery tour along the tracks of the comic pioneer Wilhelm Busch, from whose pen many well-known stories aside from the famous tales of Max and Moritz have arisen.

Wiedensahl for friends of fairy tales
If you visit the Museum Mile in Wiedensahl, you can completely immerse yourself in the tricks of the two mischievous scallywags and other well-known figures. Off we go into the Wilhelm Busch birth house, where an impression of his life and activity is shown. At the entrance to the museum in the old parsonage, another residence and workplace of Busch, the artist welcomes visitors in the form of an impressive monument. The Museum Mile is surrounded by original cut-out silhouettes, which invite you to spin fantasies and tell stories. Additional attractions concerning Busch are Widow Bolte’s chicken field and the Zollstock museum. In the close vicinity of Wiedensahl, the route “On the tracks of Wilhelm Busch” meanders through the attractive landscape, furnished with sketches and display panels which can be easily explored by bicycle or covered wagon (the later per notification).
A number of restaurants cordially invite you to revue your experiences and linger a while.

Wiedensahl for holiday tourists and day visitors
The Schaumburg country with its diversified landscape and historical sites is an especially popular destination for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts. For those fond of sports, succulent green meadows and colourful mixed forests offer many possibilities for hiking and bicycling.
Historical landmarks, such as the Wilhelm Busch birth house, the Bückeburg castle with its royal imperial riding school or the mausoleum of Prince Ernst zu Holstein-Schaumburg in Stadthagen are likewise worth a visit, as well as a stroll in the Bad Nenndorf spa garden. It gets modern with geocaching: here you can once again review the life and times of Wilhelm Busch.



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Events & Guided Tours

A special note for guests who do not speak German:
Some of the guided tours and audiences offers or events presented here are currently only available in German,
some are offered regularly, others on demand in different languages.
In many cases, fairytale magic and fabulous seductions do not need spoken language to be properly experienced.
Let yourself be surprised or inquire directly at the address given in each case.
And please understand that for technical reasons some descriptions are shown here only in German. Thank you very much!

Historical Tidbits

Wiedensahler Geschichtsplitter

Wiedensahl arose as the only Hagenhufen village [an elongated settlement running parallel to a stream with usually only one side of the road having houses, with small fields on the other side] in the region with houses built on both sides of the road, and was mentioned in historical documents for the first time in 1253. The great draftsman, painter and poet was born here on April 15, 1832. He lived more than 40 years in his village, which forms the background for many of his humorous stories and artistic illustrations.


Contact on site

Wilhelm Busch Land Wiedensahl
Hauptstraße 95
31719 Wiedensahl

Tel.: +49 5726 / 388
E-Mail: wilhelm-busch@wiedensahl.de
Webseite: www.wilhelm-busch-land.de

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