Inselfestung Wilhelmstein

Inselfestung Wilhelmstein, Wunstorf: Address, Phone Number, Inselfestung Wilhelmstein Reviews: 4/5

Inselfestung Wilhelmstein
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OANA
Bucharest, Romania2 contributions
A fairytale place!
Oct. 2019
A fairytale place! You must visit this corner of heaven! The lake, the views, the feeling you have while watching the sunset... everything is great!
Written 15 October 2019
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Dieter S
Germany4 contributions
No value to be visited
Sep. 2016 • Family
Really small island, almost nothing to see, except a Stronghold, a Restaurant and a Gift Shop. Cost about 7 € /person by boat trip, 20 mins each.
Written 16 September 2016
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revcole7
Colchester, UK235 contributions
Sail Back in Time to the Period When Princes Feared for their Thrones
May 2014 • Family
This is an wonderful little fortress that used to consist of sixteen man-made islets around a strongly fortified central 'Sea Fort'. Built during the period when the Schaumburg-Lippe princes feared an invasion and thus saw this little fort as a way of guaranteeing security during a turbulent age. It was built by Count William zu Schaumburg-Lippe (1724-1777) from which the fort takes it name. Latterly it was turned into a island and used as a prison for a period.

Today, as designed, the fort can only be reached via boat and for just €7 per person you can take a very pleasant - weather permitting(!) - voyage across the lake to visit the island. The ticket kioiske is opposite the jetty, underneath the Strandterrassen Restaurant, Meerstr 2, in Wunstrof.

Once the island is reached you need to purchase a brass token for €3 to gain access through the turnstile. The ticket shop will also provide a short English guide.

The small museum offers some very interesting exhibits including uniforms and weapons of the Schaumburg-Lippe Battalion, some fine examples of muskets, to hand-held mortars and two splendid exhibits of 'Stalin's Organs' - an early attempt at inventing a 'machine-gun'.

Plan to take at least a couple of hours as whilst the fort and castle are not big, the island offers wonderful views of the Meer and with a cafe and restaurant it is a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon. Highly recommended.
Written 31 May 2014
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