Wiesenburg castle and park
Wiesenburg Castle in Flaming we discovered when we were visiting places for gourmet looking south of Berlin. There we experienced a few beautiful autumn days just outside Berlin in the region of Wiesenburg Mark, which make the trip unforgettable for us. Our Germany Journey took us to the area around Bad Belzig. There we explored the Fläming region.
So far we have always passed it on our Berlin trips. However, the wide landscapes had made us curious. Somehow they remind me of the romantic paintings by Watteau with their vastness and their ancient trees. I wanted to see more of that. Only what is worth it and where should we start. So far we only knew the name from Fläming. So I turned to our followers on Facebook, and it didn't take long for the first suggestions to arrive. "Go hiking". "Take a look at the Havelland." What attracted me the most was this suggestion: "There are castles and parks in the Fläming." We followed up on this information. One of the castles that we found is Wiesenburg Castle.
We are fascinated Castles and your parks. So the decision was made. Wiesenburg Castle and its park were quickly found. However, it turns out that the castle is not open to the public. After the fall of the wall, apartments were set up in the city, which now attract city refugees to the countryside. Rightly so, as we found out during our visit. Because here you will find a true natural paradise.
You need this for a visit to Wiesenburg Castle
- Comfortable Walking shoes for wide feetwhere you can go well
- A backpack is definitely practical for everything you need on the go.
- In our Hiking checklist you can check whether you have packed everything for your hike.
- Everything for one picknick at the castle pond.
- The region offers beautiful photo opportunities. Therefore you should have yours camera .
- Take something to drink with you. You will be out in the sun a lot. A drinking bottle * does good service here.
Wiesenburg Brandenburg Castle and its history
The history of the castle goes back to the 12th century. The castle was first mentioned in 1161. Albrecht the Bear had it built. In 1180 she fell to the Duchy of Saxony. Together with the Rabenstein Castle and the Castle Eisenhardt should the Hohen Fläming oppose the power desires of the Archbishop of Magdeburg and the Margrave of Brandenburg defend. Numerous changes of ownership followed until Spanish mercenaries set fire to the castle in 1547.
In 1550 the castle owner Friedrich III. Lindau fire with reconstruction. The construction of the castle in the Renaissance style took over two generations. After the devastation in the Thirty Years' War, the Lindaus fire had the castle restored. Because there was no longer a male heir, it finally fell to the von Watzdorf family through marriage. Curt Friedrich Ernst von Watzdorf had the castle redesigned in the style of the Neo-Renaissance. It received its current appearance. He also had the landscape park created in the English style.
Through various marriages, the castle finally came into the possession of the Count of Plauen. After the war the family was expropriated and the castle fell to the state of Brandenburg. Between 1947 and 1992 it served as a school and boarding school. In 1998 a group of investors bought the castle and had it renovated. The outer facade was redesigned according to plans from the end of the 19th century. Today there are apartments and offices inside. Wiesenburg Mark received his castle in this way. (Source: Wikipedia)
The castle, the garden hall and the courtyard are normally not accessible. They are only open to visitors at events. There is a tourist information office in the gatehouse. There is also an exhibition on the history of the castle. From the keep you have a view of the surroundings of Wiesenburg (small entry).
The castle park Wiesenburg Fläming
The Wiesenburg Castle Park in Fläming is however open to the public. Everyone has access to it and can stroll through the well-tended parks. We gladly made use of that and took a long walk around the park. The formal part of the park begins just behind the castle. There are several terraces with symmetrical flower beds that draw the viewer's gaze to the pond. Behind it is a naturally held part of the park. Trees grow there that were planted at the end of the 19th century. They come from different countries in Europe. Curt Friedrich Ernst von Watzdorf, the former lord of the castle, brought her with him from countless trips.
A park for connoisseurs in Wiesenburg Mark
In any case, we can still take a rest on a bench in the shade of these giant trees. From there there are magnificent views of the castle, which is always reflected differently in the pond. But see for yourself. The best thing to show is the photos we brought from our walk. The park is wonderful for one picknick. From the benches across the pond there is a beautiful view of the castle. Here you can unpack your picnic, watch the swans in the pond and enjoy the view of the park and castle. Then you can at a Hike in the Hoher Fläming Nature Park work off the calories you eat.
Here you will find the Schlosspark Wiesenburg:
14827 Wiesenburg Mark
Click on the next photo and have a look at Petar's video about Bad Belzig and Wiesenburg Castle. His recordings tempt you to take a walk through the palace gardens.
The closest airport is Berlin. It is also possible to travel to Bad Belzig by train.
Accommodations near Wiesenburg Castle
Hotels and accommodation in Wiesenburg and surroundings * You can book through our partner booking.com. However we have in very quiet Paulinen Hof Seminar Hotel * a few miles away, which we highly recommend.
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Source Wiesenburg Brandenburg: own research on site. We thank Tourism Brandenburg for the invitation to this trip. However, as always, our opinion remains our own.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos © Copyright Monika Fox, TravelWorldOnline