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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.)

We are pleased that you've found your way
through Cyberspace to our site.

You can find information about

the castle of Wrisbergholzen

and the old

Sleeping Odaliske,
about 1740 (*)

Faience - Factory in Wrisbergholzen

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 Hannover, (the capital of Lower Saxony, North Germany), and host to the world's greatest industry fair, the "Hannover-Messe", the former world's greatest computer fair "CeBIT", and to World EXPO 2000.

Current dates: 
A visit to the old faience factory (1736), to the famous tiled roomin 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

IN 2021:

According to the Covid-19-pandemy all events of the association in Wrisbergholzen have been canceled,

Sunday 12th September, during the European Heritage Days
- known as the "Day Of The Open Monument"in Germany -
between 11am & 4pm

Incidently, inbetween (or after) visiting the historical attractions, in the renovated orangery opposite to the faience manufactory 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 Edit Bastian with +49 176 2407 9375 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 ofcuts
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 faiences from Wrisbergholzen, part 1
Pictures of faiences from Wrisbergholzen, part 2

The count's castle
History of the castle and the surrounding area (text only)
The tile room in the castle
Historic map
Castle garden Wrisbergholzen - historic pictures

About ourselves
... if you would like to send us a gift for our work

Why 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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