Wewelsburg District Museum


Wewelsburg Castle was built between 1603 and 1609 in Weser Renaissance style as a supplementary residence for the Prince Bishops of Paderborn. The triangular castle, which is located in the village of Wewelsburg (Büren) in the district of Paderborn, stands high on a rock overlooking the Alme Valley.

Wewelsburg district museum includes three permanent exhibitions:

Historical Museum of the Prince Bishopric of Paderborn

The Historical Museum of the Prince Bishopric of Paderborn is located in the South- and East Wing of Wewelsburg Castle. It presents the history of Paderborn Land from the time of the first settlement to secularisation in 1802. read more

Wewelsburg 1933-1945 Memorial Museum

The contemporary history section Wewelsburg 1933-1945 Memorial Museum with its exhibition "Ideology and Terror of the SS" is located in the former guardhouse in the castle forecourt. It shows in a detailed local history as well as in a general overview both “faces” of the Nazi-"Schutzstaffel": the ideological “Weltanschauung” and the daily reality of forced labour, concentration camp crimes and mass murder.

Current and former Special Exhibitions at Wewelsburg District Museum

Regularly, Wewelsburg District Museum presents special exhibitions. Please find here all information about current and former special exhibitions! 

The West Wing of Wewelsburg Castle accomodates a Youth Hostel (Tel. 0049- (0) 2955 / 6155). 
Wewelsburg District Museum is supported by the District of Paderborn



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