Gifhorn Castle was built for 57 years from 1525 to 1581 and was one of the best protected castles in the region. It is famous for a moat with a width of 50 meters (164 feet) and is safeguarded by bastions, casements and ramparts. It is also notable for the Weser Renaissance architecture with its characteristic turrets and double windows. Explore the ancient prison, chapel, staircase tower, gatehouse and residences of the dukes who occupied the fort. It houses a museum that showcases artifacts related to the rich regional history. You can also enjoy traditional German cuisine in the castle restaurant and attend events in the Great Hall.