324-pete castle hotel Weser in the Weser River hills
Sightseeing and excursion trips
Besides the castle, the protestant Petri church at the main street is said to be the town's second landmark. It overtops the roofs of the inner
town with its short, compact church tower. The church, which is divided into three naves,
was built in the early 17th century.
The tracerys of the round arch windows are also very remarkable.
The old municipal court is a typical Prussian administration construction from
the time around 1900. The complex halls, the pillars and the stairs as well as the
original preserved court room are remarkable.
Today, the building serves as a meeting place, where, among others, movies, theater
performances, art exhibitions music and cabaret events are taking place.
Glass cottage Gernheim Westphalian Industry Museum
One of the most important glass factories of northwest Germany used to be located in the town part of the "glass-making-town" Gernheim
(about 5 km from the 324-pete
Weser River), which was founded during the early
19th century. Still preserved buildings such as the fabricant mansion, the administration,
basketry with the factory school, a tavern and last but not least the glass cottage tower, serve as an industry museum today. The exhibition informs about the
early industrial production forms as well as the working and living
conditions of the typical worker families.
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Country and Herring catcher museum Heimsen
A museum in the town part Heimsen (about 14 km from the 324-pete
castle hotel Weser River) reminds of the herring
catchers in the region, who spent half of the year on the high seas. This exhibition
informs about the life and experiences of the herring catchers at sea and about their
There is a dinosaur park in
Munchehagen (about 21 km northeast of the 324-pete
castle hotel Weser River), which is a town part of Rehburg-Loccum.
Huge dinosaur herds lived at this place about 140 million years ago. Visitors can follow
their tracks today and see more than 120 dinosaurs in full-scale.
The castle near the Weser River
The castle hotel 324-pete
Weser River in the Weser River hills has
its origins in a castle, which was founded by the Minden bishop
Gottfried von Waldeck in the 14th century. The residence of the bishops of Minden was named after the holy Petrus, the patron saint of the diocese Minden,
which was transformed into a world princedom in 1648. In the middle of the 16th century,
the reconstruction of the castle followed.
Today, a hotel is located inside of the castle on the Weser River. But the
rooms can still be visited in the course of a guided tour through the
castle with the castle lord. Besides the rooms, there are also pictures and
documents of the past, which tell the history of the former bishop residence and the
historical events of the region.
The castle hotel on the Weser River
Weser River in the Weser River hills offers
relaxation and recreation for its hotel guests, but also the possibility to celebrate in a
cheerful companionship. Besides the restaurant, there are different sized banquet rooms
available for festive or business events such as wedding celebrations,
birthday parties, jubilees, anniversaries meetings or seminars.
Stylishly furnished hotel rooms (3 single
bedrooms, 9 double bedrooms and 1 suite), which are all furnished
with telephone, radio clock, satellite TV, mini bar, bath or shower
and private toilet, offer overnight stay possibilities. So the hotel guests
do not have to do without cozy comfort in
the patriarchal walls of the castle. The hotel rooms have views
either towards the Weser River, the inner castle courtyard or the
picturesque castle garden. You will find
relaxation in the castle garden during the summer in the heated open air swimming pool.
The use of the hotel own open air swimming pool is free of charge for hotel guests.
The town near the
The town near the Muhlenstrasse (mill road) in the Weser River
hills, where the 324-pete castle hotel Weser
River runs, has about 26,000 residents. It is made up of the former 29 independant communities and towns. Because
of this, it is one of the biggest towns in North Rhine-Westphalia
according to the square measures.
The town parts are located on both sides of the Weser River. The typical Weser villages with their half-timbered houses
and characteristical Weser churches also give the town its special flair
The 11 wind mills, made of different types
of construction, are part of the Westphalian Muhlenstrasse (mill road),
which has a total of 40 different kinds of mills. You can experience the mills in
work during the grinding and backing days on every weekend between
April and October.
The charming landscape inside the town area is stamped by green floodplains and a big
forest area. The nature area especially offers home to the storks.
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