• Wiedensahl Open or Close

    The name Wiedensahl is derived from the word "waterhole". Opposite the church you can still see the village pond, next to which a noble house was erected in around 500 AD. Later, in the 13th century, a one-street village followed that belonged to nearby Abbey Loccum. In 1974 the village became part of the administrative district of Schaumburg-Lippe. Since the 19th century, the most famous son of the village is Wilhelm Busch, the renowned humourist, poet and illustrator. 

  • Wilhelm Busch Birthplace Open or Close
    Hauptstraße 68

    In this house Wilhelm Busch was born in 1832. In his later life he returned to Wiedensahl again and again in order to write and draw. To this day the tale of the terrible duo "Max and Moritz" is the classic illustrated story associated with his name. In 1927 a memorial was created in his birthplace, which is a museum now. You can visit it from April to October from Tuesday to Friday from 10am until 12pm and 1pm until 5pm; on Sundays and bank holidays from 10am until 5pm. Adults pay an entrance fee of 4€, children 2€ and families 9€.