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Heidecksburg Palace Travel Guide

Heidecksburg Palace (© Udo Kruse - Fotolia.com)
Heidecksburg Palace.

Introduction

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.

Description

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.

Heidecksburg Palace (photo by Michael Sander - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)
Heidecksburg Palace.

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