The Lowenburg Castle (The Lion’s Castle) is placed in the picturesque town of Kassel, Germany. The Lowenburg is an artificial castle built between 1793-1800 designed by Christoph Heinrich Jussow, this was a strange build as traditional castle’s in Germany had been built many years before used as fortresses for generations of civil wars.
Lowenburg Castle is a replica castle based on similar ones built in medevil Germany. The contents of the castle is mostly suits of armour and weapons from the 16 -17 century periods.
The castle’s first residant, Wilhelm IX lived in Lowenburg for a majority of years with his partner, he later died in 1821 and is buried under the chapel at the castle.
The castle has faced some years of hardship and has had rebuilds conducted on it over the years, the majority of the dungeon was destroyed between 1940 and 1945 due to the RAF conducting several fly-by raids and destroying aspects such as the keep and the dugeon. Rebuilds took place but the keep was never restored.
Many archiologists and architects over the years have flown to Germany to help rebuild the original castle structure and features, these employees had specialised skills in their field along which helped them secure a language job overseas. You don’t neccesarily have to speak a foreign language to work in a foreign country.