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Welcome to the homepage of
The Association For the Preservation of Historical
Buildings of Wrisbergholzen, North Germany
(Title in German: Verein zur Erhaltung von Baudenkmalen in Wrisbergholzen e.V.)
pleased that you've found your way
You can find information about
the castle of Wrisbergholzen
and the old
as well as the work, aims, & goals of our non-profit organisation, which has the preservation of this unique German building as its main aim.
Wrisbergholzen is a small village lying between Hildesheim and Alfeld, some 50km south of Hanover, (the capital of Lower Saxony, North Germany), and host to the world's greatest industry fair, the "Hannover-Messe", the world's greatest computer fair "CeBIT", and to World EXPO 2000.
A visit to the old faience factory (1736), to the famous tiled room in the castle of Wrisbergholzen (1745), and to the large historic garden-park which lies to the rear of the castle, has often been possible on occasional weekends in recent years by some hundreds of visitors each year, under the guidance of specialists of our society. It will be possible again on the following summer weekend days
Sunday June, 11th and
Sunday August, 13th,
starting 2:00pm at the factory located at Unterdorf 9 for about two hours and on
Sunday 10th September,
during the European
- known as the "Day Of The Open Monument" in Germany -
between 11am & 5pm
Incidently, inbetween (or after) visiting the historical attractions, in the vicarage between the ancient church and the faience factory, one can take tea or drink coffee with a variety of first-rate cakes kindly made by the ladies of the village and of our society. In the years to come we are once again planning to guide visitors on three weekends during the summer months between June & September. A confirmation of this will be found on this site.
Other requests for visits are able to be arranged for interested groups (phone Volker Gehring with +49 511/2020503 or see contacts).
Sadly, some of our English web pages are the result of automatic translation from the German and therefore tend to be rather comical and not completely understandable. These pages start with "translate-" and end with "-e.htm". We are working on this. However, there are several pictures, e.g. that of the castle, the factory building and the faiences (or majolica) - which are artistically painted ceramics similar to porcelain, (manufactured in the old factory around the middle of the 18th century), which are owned by other museums, for example, the Museum August Kestner in Hanover. So, please don't hesitate to have a look at those pages!
Here are some key
words for a guide to translation:
Bilder - pictures; Geschichte - history; Rekonstruktion - reconstruction; Brennofen - kiln; Schloss - castle/mansion; Fliesen - tiles; (Saal or) Zimmer - (big) room; Karte - map; Maler - painter.
What are faiences? (text only)
The old factory - comments concerning origin and history
Pictures of the old factory
Reconstruction of the ground plan
Reconstruction of the kiln and pieces found on excavation of the kiln room
Pictures of kilns of the 16th and the 18th century
Pictures of fayences from Wrisbergholzen, part 1
Pictures of fayences from Wrisbergholzen, part 2
The count's castle
History of the castle and the surrounding area (text only)
The tile room in the castle
Castle garden Wrisbergholzen - historic pictures
... if you would like to send us a gift for our work
don't you email us with your comments?
(*) The publishing of these pictures is with the kind permission of the Museum August Kestner, Hanover, Germany
Pro Denkmal - Pro Monument
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