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Penkun castle

The tiny town of Penkun, which first appears in historical records in 1269, nestles like an island between three lakes. In 1480, the manor at Penkun was enfoeffed to Werner von der Schulenburg.




At this time, the hill on which today's castle is situated was still occupied by the remains of a hunting lodge built in 1198 by the Dukes of Pomerania. The von der Schulenburg family commissioned Taddeo Paglione to design a new, Renaissance-style palace, which was built between 1484 and 1486. In 1615, Joachim von der Schulenburg sold the estate to the district administrator Henning von der Osten. In 1756 it is recorded as being in the possession of Countess von Hacke, and in 1817 it was bought back by August Wilhelm von der Osten. Starting in 1875, Friedrich Wilhelm von der Osten began to create a park around the castle. Many of the magnificent beeches, chestnut trees and limes planted then are still standing today.

In 1989, work began to secure and renovate the dilapidated castle. Since 1992, the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz (German Heritage Fund) has been helping to fund the restorations. The castle hosts changing exhibitions on the history of the region, and the gatehouse is home to a museum.


Museumsverein der Stadt Penkun e. V.

17328 Penkun, Am Schlosshof 1

Phone: 039751-69830
Email: birgitglowikSPAMFILTER@gmx.de
Url: www.museum-schloss-penkun.de (only ger)


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