Germany, Sögel, Clemenswerth

Castle Clemenswerth

The hunting lodge Clemenswerth was built by the famous baroque architect Johann Conrad Schlaun within the years 1737 to 1747 for Clemens August I. von Bayern. The castle is one of the most remarkable cultural monuments of North Germany and the only preserved late baroque installation worldwide that is built up of alleys in form of an eight-sided figure. Eight lime tree alleys lead to the center, the hunting lodge, which is surrounded by eight pavilions. One of the pavilions contains a castle chapel with Capuchin monastery, which today is still active, another houses the Emsland-Museum of the Castle Clemenswerth. There are different exhibitions in the pavilions addressing issues like baroque hunting, Clemens August and German congregation, porcelain, Strasbourg faience and modern contemporary ceramic.