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Marienburg Castle

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Marienburg Castle is a Gothic revival castle in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located 15 kilometres north-west of Hildesheim, and around 30 kilometres south of Hanover, in the municipality of Pattensen, Hanover. It was also a summer residence of the House of Guelph.
The castle was built between 1858 and 1867 as a birthday present by King George V of Hanover to his wife, Marie of Saxe-Altenburg. Between 1714 and 1837 there had been virtually no royal court in Hanover as the House of Hanover had ruled the kingdoms of Hanover and Britain by personal union, and so the Castle was also built to serve as a suitable summer seat for the House of Hanover in Germany, besides the Royal Leine Palace and Herrenhausen Gardens in Hanover.


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