Castle Sababurg

Castle in Kassel

Castle Sababurg
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Castle Sababurg, also known as the Sleeping Beauty Castle, is a medieval castle located in the Reinhardswald forest, near the town of Hofgeismar in northern Hesse, Germany. It is believed to have been built in the 13th century and was originally used as a hunting lodge by the Landgraves of Hesse.

The castle was abandoned and left to decay for many years until it was restored in the 19th century. Today, it is a popular tourist destination and is particularly famous for its association with the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty”.

The castle is surrounded by a large park, which is home to a variety of wildlife and rare plant species. Visitors can take guided tours of the castle and its grounds, which include a medieval garden, a falconry, and a restaurant.

In addition to its historical and cultural significance, Castle Sababurg also serves as a popular venue for weddings and other special events.

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Visiting Castle Sababurg


April to the end of October, Fridays to Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 18:00


Outdoors free

Address: Sleeping Beauty Castle Sababurg, Hofgeismar, Germany
Duration: 1 hours

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