Barockes Residenzschloss Bad Arolsen

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Recommended by 44 out of 47 hikers


  • Paul - DJ4BH

    Beautiful sight on hike through Bad Arolsen, numerous cafés nearby available.

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    • January 1, 2017

  • JR56

    The landmark of the city of Bad Arolsen is absolutely worth seeing.
    It was built between 1710 and 1810 for Prince Friedrich Anton Ulrich zu Waldeck and Pyrmont (1676 - 1728).
    After the prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont had died, Prince Carl (1728 - 1763) came to the government and lived in the castle.Queen Emma of the Netherlands was born in the residence in 1858.The descendants of the princely family of Waldeck and Pyrmont still live in parts of the castle in Bad Arolsen.You can visit:
    The stone hall with stucco work and ceiling paintings, the Palatinate room, the Alhambra - wedding gift of Princess Helene von Nassau (mother of Queen Emma of the Netherlands), the white room with paintings by Tischbein, Meytens and Aldegrever, the music, White Empire, Red and Blue Salon and the Crown Prince Room.

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    • October 24, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Residenzschloss Bad Arolsen is considered a landmark of the city of Bad Arolsen. Built in the Baroque style in the years 1710 - 1810, it owes its origin to the prince Friedrich Anton Ulrich to Waldeck and Pyrmont (1676 - 1728).
    From 1710 onwards, the monastery castle, first mentioned in 1131, was demolished and from 1713 the Baroque new building was built according to the plans of the building director Julius Ludwig Rothweil. His most important collaborator was the stucco artist Andrea Gallasini.
    On September 13, 1720, the princely couple made a solemn entrance into the castle. The ceiling paintings of the Italian Carlo Ludovici Castelli were executed in the years 1721 - 1722. In 1721, the Kassel painter Magnus de Quitter produced the supraports in the "Palatine" and "Crown Prince" rooms.
    In 1728 the castle chapel was inaugurated in the eastern outdoor pavilion. After the death of Prince Friedrich Anton Ulrich Prince Carl (1728 - 1763) came to the government. The rococo in Arolsen reaches its climax with the design of the Audience Room of the Princess (Red Salon).
    Queen Emma of the Netherlands was born in 1858 in the castle. Even today, parts of the castle are inhabited by the descendants of the princely family to Waldeck and Pyrmont.
    In the west wing are the court library, the library Brehm and the museum Bad Arolsen with the exhibitions in the castle.

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    • September 3, 2018

  • Bike Janne

    Really nice

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    • August 4, 2019

  • Peter 😎 🚵‍♀️ 👋

    Really nice and big

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    • January 24, 2020

  • Cherusker

    Don't miss the castle tour. If you are lucky and the "Belgian Guard" takes the lead, it is an experience

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    • 6 days ago

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Location: Bad Arolsen, Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kassel District, North Hesse, Hesse, Germany


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