Corner of Paradise: a cosy island on a lake in Germany — the perfect hideawayPictolic
A man-made island Wilhelmstein in the middle of lake Steinhude in Germany was the perfect refuge for everyone during the pandemic of coronavirus. Here you can isolate themselves from the world and enjoy the peace and harmony with nature. The beauty of ancient architecture and greenery fall in love with at first sight.Self-isolation during the quarantine can be a real pleasure, if done on a Paradise island Wilhelmstein in the North-West of Germany. It was established in 1761 in the middle of lake Steinhude by order of count Wilhelm von Schaumburg-Lippe. Nobleman built a military fortress, the largest in the North of the country.
The complex consists of 16 Islands, is built of stone brought to the middle of the lake fishermen.
Fortress in the shape of a star located on the main island. After the death of count it turned into a military College, and then in a closed state prison.
In the early 19th century 16 small Islands joined into one.
In 1867, all the prisoners were transferred to other prisons, and colorful island began to attract tourists. Since that day, weddings and rest those who want to take a breath from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The descendants of count William in 1974, sold the Steinhuder lake district of Hanover, in order to avoid confiscation. However, the island remains a part of the family possessions.
The island is accessible by boat. In the fortress placed the Museum, and tourists can stay here for a few days to enjoy the beauty of nature and tranquility.
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