Schloss Fallersleben [Fallersleben Castle], situated in a beautiful park near the classical St Michael’s church in the heart of the Fallersleben district of Wolfsburg, was founded in the 16th century. In the 18th century, the original U-shaped castle grounds were home to numerous farm buildings, such as the surviving New Brewery, now a place of rustic hospitality.
The owner of Schloss Fallersleben, as well as Schloss Gifhorn [Gifhorn Castle], was Duke Franz von Braunschweig und Lüneburg (1508–49). His wife Klara von Lauenburg, kept the castle as a widow’s seat after Duke Franz’s death and completed the building in 1551. Until 1760, it was surrounded by a 5m deep moat and access was only possible via two bridges. A bridge and a trench were reconstructed thanks to archaeological excavations in 1998.
Today, there remains of the castle grounds the west wing which was carefully restored in 1990, in which a romantic vaulted cellar, grey paintings from Renaissance times and Baroque stucco ceilings can be seen. The Hoffmann von Fallersleben Museum invites you to meet the writer of our national anthem and hundreds of well-known nursery rhymes. The study spaces and the archives of the Hoffmann von Fallersleben Society are located in the neighbouring cavalier house.
At the Hoffmann von Fallersleben Museum, visitors can learn about the life of the famous poet. Parents and children alike will discover at the Hoffmann von Fallersleben Museum in Wolfsburg a fascinating world of words that invites you to join in and explore. A permanent exhibition shows the exciting biography of the poet, born in Fallersleben in 1798 and fans can have a go at the Liederpuzzle and experience ten of the most famous nursery rhymes by Hoffmann von Fallersleben in a unique way. A children’s music room with sheet music and xylophones inspires children to play music – the special exhibits astonish time and again. Entry to the museum is free.
Schloss Fallersleben Contact Details
Hoffmann von Fallersleben Museum Opening Times
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
Hoffmann von Fallersleben Museum Contact Details
Tel.: +49 (0)5362 52623