Schaumburg Castle, Lower Saxony

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Schaumburg Castle

Schaumburg Castle (German: Burg Schaumburg) is a castle in the town of Rinteln in the district of Schaumburg in Lower Saxony, Germany.


The castle became property of the Hohenzollerns when George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe sided with the Austrians in the 1866 Austro-Prussian War.[1]

However, later In 1907 Emperor Wilhelm II returned Schaumburg Castle to George, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe on the occasion of his silver wedding anniversary. The gift was also meant to be in recognition of Georg's support in the dispute over the succession to the Lippe-Detmold throne.[1]

The castle is now owned by the royal family of Waldeck Pyrmont, Gained through marriage to Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe. The castle was also the retirement home of SS General Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.


  1. ^ a b "Kaiser Rewards Prince", The New York Times, 21 April 1907 

Coordinates: 52°12′04″N 9°12′03″E / 52.2011°N 9.2009°E / 52.2011; 9.2009