Schloss Hundisburg (Hundisburg Castle) is one of the most important rural baroque castles in Saxony-Anhalt and impresses with its historic gardens and park.
As early as the 12th century, Schloss Hundisburg existed here between the former archbishopric of Magdeburg and the Guelph territories, that fortified castle of which the keep is still preserved today as the southern tower of the castle.
Rebuilt into a Renaissance castle from 1544, Johann Friedrich II von Alvensleben had it transformed into a Baroque castle in 1693, following the example of Salzdahlum.
The castle was largely destroyed by a devastating fire after the quartering of Soviet troops in 1945. The farm buildings were spared. Despite several attempts in the 1960s to restore the buildings, the entire estate fell into disrepair. Part of the castle park, which was expanded in the 19th century to include what is now the third-largest landscape park in Saxony-Anhalt with 100 hectares, served as a soccer field. After the fall of the Wall, thanks to the commitment of citizens and with the support of the EU, the state and the German Foundation for the Protection of Monuments, work could begin on the restoration and reconstruction of the castle and the reconstruction of the baroque garden and landscape park, which is now well advanced.
Perfect symmetry and shaping in every detail - great horticultural art can be experienced in the baroque garden of Schloss Hundisburg. The upper and lower pleasure gardens, both completed by 1719, have been undergoing reconstruction since 1991 and are increasingly revealing the princely splendor that once characterized the garden and made it one of the most famous gardens of its time.