Castle of Brake


Castle Brake

was built in 1587 as a residence of the counts to the Lippe in the style of the renaissance. It is surrounded by a moat and stands on the foundation walls of one of the largest medieval castles in Northern Germany. The striking tower makes it the widely visible landmark of the old Hansestadt Lemgo. The buildings in the immediate vicinity of the castle still convey an impressive picture of an early-modern residence, which includes the domain, three historic mills and a wash house.



The Junkerhaus is a creation of the artist Karl Junker (1850-1912). It is a two-storey half-timbered building with a bricks base and a square floor plan. Its unusual appearance is preserved through the richly carved architectural ornamentation.