Bad Bodenteich: castle museum
Bodenteich Castle was built around the year 1250 as a moated castle by the Knights of Bodendike. The partially still intact castle keep dating from the 14th and 15th centuries (wall thickness: 3.5 metres) today bears a glass dome and serves as an observation point. Visitors will also find an exhibition on medieval weapons and defence engineering and information about astronomy in the Middle Ages.
The old administrative building in the main castle houses the castle museum with displays of archaeological excavations, information about the castle’s history and the market town of Bodenteich as well as other regional treasures.
Bodenteich Castle is the venue for numerous events such as shooting competitions, Robin Hood tournaments, creativity courses, Christmas markets, castle concerts, special exhibitions and Castle Days with activities about the “Middle Ages and more” in the reconstructed bakery and a grand Castle Spectacular with a medieval market.
The castle museum on the top floor of the main building features a “cobblers’ workshop” and an exhibition about the “linen weaving trade”. Other departments address the Bodendieck knightly dynasty, Bodenteich market town, excavation findings at Bodenteich Castle andurns and Stone Age artefacts from the region.