Heidecksburg Palace is the former residence of the Princes of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. The interior is lavishly decorated in baroque and rococo styles. Particularly impressive are the Banquet rooms.
The Painting Gallery has collections by the 18th- and 19hth-century German masters, while the Porcelain Gallery displays luxury tableware manufactured in the region.
One of the most engaging feature is the Rococo en miniature exhibition, a miniaturised world of 18th-century figures re-enacting courtly ceremonies.
The palace also has an outstanding collection of armoury, with late medieval swords, Renaissance arquebuses, as well as intricately decorated hunting rifles and crossbows. There is even a Museum of Natural History.
Opening Hours & Admission
The castle is open daily (except Mondays) from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (to 5:00 pm from November to March).
Admission costs 6 € for adults and 4 € for concessions, students and children from 6 years old, and free under 6 years old.
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