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Lower Saxony, Germany
Manor Nordsteimke is home to a horse stable, the restaurant “Wildfrisch” and the Yard Boarding Hotel. Manor Bisdorf is the base of the agricultural business and the residence of the family. The former sheep and horse stables here can be used for events. The forestry commission is located in Kaiserwinkel, where rooms for events are rented out, Christmas trees are sold and hunts are organised.
The historical development of the property of the Counts von der Schulenburg-Wolfsburg began in 1742 with the marriage of Lieutenant-General Adolf Friedrich von der Schulenburg, royal tutor of Frederick the Great, to a daughter of Gebhard Werner von Bartensleben.
During the Third Reich, the Schulenburg family lost about 1,500 hectares of forest and the Wolfsburg Castle as a result of expropriation, for the purpose of building the Volkswagen car factory and the city of Wolfsburg. The forest Neumühle (1,300 ha) in today’s Saxony-Anhalt fell victim to Soviet land reform a few years later. Finally, in the 1990s, the family property was extended by the repurchase of a large part of this former Schulenburg forest in Neumühle and by an additional land purchase in Brandenburg.
Today the agricultural department of the Schulenburg business works on 946 hectares of land; the forestry commission comprises a total of 4865 ha in the counties of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg.
The present owner is Count Guenther Graf von der Schulenburg, a business graduate, who took over the responsibility for the agriculture and forestry from his father, Dr. Guenzel Graf von der Schulenburg, in 1998, and has since been continuing a long family tradition. At the same time, he shows a strong interest in the preservation of cultural heritage and the sustainable usage of natural resources, namely with the Bisdorf village renewal project, the Bisdorf biodiversity project and the renovation and expansion of the Nordsteimke Manor.
Nordsteimke Manor - Lodging
The former stables, hay barn and other farm buildings have recently been restored, you can stay in one of the attractive boarding suites of the Yard Boarding Hotel. Century-old bricks and rustic wood beams complement whitewashed walls and plain modern design. Equipped with an elegant interior from famous brands and designers, the exclusively furnished “serviced apartments” promise quality of the highest level, located within a beautiful village setting. For more information please visit the website of the Yard Boarding Hotel: www.yard-wolfsburg.de
Bisdorf Manor - Celebrations, Weddings,Concerts and Events
The traditional farm buildings of Manor Bisdorf, where sheep and horses were once kept, are nowadays used for concerts, celebrations and other events: music performances under the attic’s open roof beams, romantic weddings surrounded by nature and so on.
Once a year modern art meets classical music when Guenther Graf von der Schulenburg stages his internationally acclaimed cultural event “Musik trifft Kunst” as part of the “Soli Deo Gloria – Braunschweig Festival”.
Wildfrisch (Wild and Fresh)
Restaurant and Events
Pure and honest produce accompanied by some of the best German wines The ‘Wildfrisch – Gutsküche’ is the first restaurant on Nordsteimke Manor. Here, it is all about spending time together while enjoying excellent dishes made with pure and honest produce accompanied by some of the best German wines. The chef creates modern dishes using regional produce including game from the Schulenburg forests.
The open kitchen is perfect for food workshops and can be booked for corporate events or family celebrations. The professional kitchen team of the restaurant prepares fresh, seasonal and regional dishes together with you and your guests. The individually designed and completely furnished conference rooms as well as the show kitchens are available for business and private events.
For more information please visit the website www.wildfrisch.de
In order to preserve and promote the natural landscape, a 20-hectare area of the Bisdorf Manor was excluded from agricultural and forestry management. The extraordinary feature of the Bisdorf biodiversity project is its unique combination of valuable habitat, for example wetlands, forests, shrub land, dry grasslands as well as wild pear and apple trees. Orchids, kingfishers and skylarks, egrets, ducks, coots, gallinules, woodcock, cranes, terrapins, various amphibians, dragonflies and marsh iris have also all been spotted in the grounds. The park is not open to the public.
Furthermore, forests with coniferous, deciduous and mixed tree populations are located in the North of Wolfsburg and in Brandenburg and are home to a plethora of wildlife. You can watch birds, hunt or just stroll through the woods.
In nearby Wolfsburg you can discover The Kunstmuseum (Museum of modern art) is famous for its modern and contemporary art exhibitions showing large-scale retrospectives from the area of classic modern art.
The Autostadt invites you to a journey into the world of the automobile. Year-round attractions include the car museum, eight pavilions which house VW’s various car brands, and the all-terrain track.
The Phaeno Science Centre, designed by the award-winning architect Zaha Hadid, displays over 350 phenomena to get both young and old excited about science and technology.
Also, at Christmas…
The forestry commission in Kaiserwinkel offers Christmas trees of all sizes in December. Furthermore, every year during the last two weekends before Christmas, a cosy and rustic Christmas market is organised in the grounds. In Kaiserwinkel as well as Nordsteimke.
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