Theme tours

Der obere Hengststall

Horse Tour – compact equine knowledge

In 30 minutes we lead through the historic stables of the Princely Riding School and introduce to you our beautiful stallions. We present the different baroque breeds, take a look into the horses' “appartements” reveal small exciting details about our “horse colleagues”, explain behaviours and impart basic knowledge so you are able to understand these wonderful beings even better.

For example we clarify following questions:

  • Where does the word “Marstall” (royal stable) come from and why do only stallions live in the Princely Riding School?
  • What constitutes a baroque horse and how many baroque breeds still exist today?
  • Why do the horses live in a “two-room apartment”?
  • Are stallions really dangerous?
  • How and how long does a horse sleep?
  • What is the difference between a white horse, a white-born horse and a so-called Perlino? And do Albino horses exist?

Prices: 7,50 € for adults, children up to 16 years 5,00 €
Please preregister! By telephone under +49 (0)5722/89 83 50 or by mail!

Museum

Saddles and bridles

This tour allows you exclusive access into our tack room. We explain the different types of saddles through changing times, which you can have a look at in our museum: the Bückeburger school saddle, historic side saddles, military saddles, western saddles, classical dressage saddles and many others. For “test-sitting” and imagine how comfortable and suitable for every day life the saddles of different epochs and riding styles are, we have a variety in our museum for you to try out. With our collection of over 200 different, partially historical bits we show you and explain to you what you can “lay into a horse's mouth”. The tour of 30 minutes is completed by taking a look on our copperplates on which you can see saddles and bridles of bygone times.

Max. number of participants: 15

Prices: 7,50 € for adults, 5,00 € for children up to 16 years
Please preregister! By telephone under +49 (0)5722/89 83 50 or by mail!

the gala show of riding art 2013

Knight tour – not only for children!

Who did not dream of galopping through forests and grasslands and of getting his enemies on the run with sword and lance as a child? Or at least read books or watched films like “The Knights of the Round Table” or “Robin Hood”?

We explain and show competent and historicaly correct:

  • Components of knight's armours (helmet, cuirass, arm and leg guard …)
  • how long does it take to put on an armour and what is their weight?
  • which weapons are needed to complete an armour?
  • what about jousting and sword combat?
  • how did the daily life of a knight look like and how did one become a knight?wie das alltägliche Leben als Ritter aussah und wie man überhaupt vom „Beruf” Ritter wurde

This tour is appropriate for children from the age of 6 years (children up to 16 years only accompanied by an adult) as well as for interested adults, who always wanted to get to know what it really felt like at times of “Lanzelot” and others.

Prices: 7,50 € for adults, 5,00 € for children
Please preregister! By telephone under +49 (0)5722/89 83 50 or by mail!

Schwarzer Reiter

Military and Cavalry

What does Bückeburg has in common with the liberation of Portugal from the Spanish occupation? And which role did horses play in this context? How did valuable and noble Spanish horses and Barbs got to Bückeburg? Who or what is are the “black devils”? We try to find out about these and other questions during our 30-minutes tour. Starting in the 18th century we illuminate the developement of horses in military and cavalry until today's meaning of horses.

Dates 2014 upon request!

Prices: 7,50 € for adults, 5,00 € for children up to 16 years
Please preregister! By telephone under +49 (0)5722/89 83 50 or by mail!

Falknerei Fürstliche Hofreitschule Bückeburg

All about falconry

Be of use of the unique possibility to have a look at the Princely Riding School and the associated falconry. We explain need-to-know facts about falconry. This involves historic, nearly forgotten knowledge about courtly hunting parties and the art of hunting with birds. How do you train a falcon, is every falcon equal and how hard is it to host and feed them? Let yourself be captivated by the magic of a falcon circle above your heads in the castle parc.

Prices: 10,00 € per person
Please preregister! By telephone under +49 (0)5722/89 83 50 or by mail

Special dates for all theme tours upon request – also during the weeks!

Februar 2017
Sa. 04.02.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 05.02.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 12.02.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 18.02.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 19.02.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 25.02.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 26.02.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
März 2017
Sa. 04.03.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 05.03.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 11.03.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 12.03.1712:00 o'clock Pferdeführung
Sa. 18.03.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 19.03.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 25.03.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 26.03.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
April 2017
Sa. 01.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 02.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 08.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 09.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 15.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 16.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 22.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 23.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 29.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 30.04.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Mai 2017
Mo. 01.05.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 06.05.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 07.05.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 13.05.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 14.05.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 20.05.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 21.05.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 27.05.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 28.05.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Juni 2017
Sa. 03.06.1712:00 o'clock Marstalführung
So. 04.06.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Mo. 05.06.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 10.06.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 11.06.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 24.06.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 25.06.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Juli 2017
Sa. 01.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 02.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 08.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 09.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 15.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 16.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 22.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 23.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 29.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 30.07.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
August 2017
Sa. 05.08.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 06.08.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 12.08.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 13.08.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 19.08.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 20.08.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 26.08.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 27.08.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
September 2017
Sa. 02.09.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 03.09.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 09.09.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 10.09.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 16.09.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 17.09.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 23.09.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 24.09.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 30.09.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Oktober 2017
So. 01.10.1712:00 o'clock Marstallführug
Di. 03.10.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 07.10.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 08.10.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 14.10.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 15.10.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 21.10.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 22.10.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 28.10.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 29.10.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
November 2017
Sa. 04.11.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 05.11.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 12.11.1712:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 18.11.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 19.11.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
Sa. 25.11.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum
So. 26.11.1715:00 o'clock tour through the stables and the museum