Join us on a journey to the year 1759 and experience the residential castle of Bückeburg during the glamour of the 18th century.
Schaumburg-Lippe went through its historically most important time under Earl William (1748-1777) – contemporary and ally of Frederick the Great. The Seven Year's war (1756–1763) broke out and Earl William decided to take part. Soon, throughout Europe he should be known as "Cannon Earl" from Bückeburg. For a short period, small Schaumburg-Lippe went on the stage of world history!
Exactly this memorable era is now brought to life at Bückeburg Castle - although just for one weekend. Over 200 performers in authentically costumes (aristocracy, servants, craftsmen and soldiers) transfer the complete castle to the year 1759 - and they always love to competently answer any question a visitor might have. Each room in the castle hides an own scenery, which the visitors can independently explore. Observe the noble society during their pastime: dance and music - fine dining and fashion - gambling and fencing.
The castle garden is transfered in the past as well: historical craft - traditional music and camp - muskets, gunfire and smoke of flour. Purpose of the event is to picture the 18th century to the visitor, which is just as colourful as historically correct. That is also why visitors are not allowed to enter the castle in own historic costumes (whatever type). We ask for your understanding.
Dip into life of the 18th century. Experience the era of elegance and enlightenment.