Schloss Bückeburg is the ancestral seat of the Princes of Schaumburg-Lippe and is still inhabited today. The medieval castle left place to a four-winged Renaissance, erected between 1601 and 1622 by the first prince.
Following a fire in 1732, it was extensively restored in the baroque and rococo styles. A 42m-tall domed mausoleum modelled on the Pantheon in Rome was added in 1915. The gold mosaic on the cupola's ceiling is the second largest in the world after the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Opening Hours & Admission
The palace is open daily from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm between April and September, and until 5:00 pm the rest of the year. The last guided tour starts one hour before closing time.
Admission costs 6.5 € for adults, 5.5 € for students and concessions, and 4 € for children until 16 years old.
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