The twin grounds consisting of the Episcopal residency (until 1673) and the benedictine abbey of St. Clemens (until 1803) was founded in the 11th century by Bishop Benno II of Osnabrück (1068-1088). The well preserved and richly furnished Knight’s Hall dating from the 17th century is an excellent example of perspectively painted deceptive architecture and counts as one of the few executions north of the Alps. In 1668 Sophie Charlotte, who later became the first Queen of Prussia and was the grandmother of Frederic the Great, was born here. Guided tours, also special children’s tours are offered. Castle museum with coin collection.
guided tours: max 30 p. € 3, conc. €
2,50-, “Ritters.”: € 1, conc. € 0,50, museum: € 2,-, conc. € 1,50
May-Oct “Rittersaal / Knights Hall”: Mon-Thu 2-4pm, Museum, “Münzkabinett / Coin Cabinet”:
Fri-Sun 2:30-5pm, guided tours: Apr.-Oct. Fri/Sat/Sun 3pm, Nov.-Mar.
Sat/Sun 3pm or by arr.,
Contact informationIburg Castle
Am Gografenhof 3
D-49186 Bad Iburg
Owner: Land Niedersachsen
Phone: +49 (0)5403 40466
Fax: +49 (0)5403 40486
How to find us
by car: A30 to Hanov., exit Osnabrück Nahne/Bad Iburg, viaB51 (approx. 13
km), by train: DB Osnabrück central station