Barockes Residenzschloss Bad Arolsen

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Recommended by 31 out of 33 cyclists


  • Mafel

    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).

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    • June 1, 2018

  • SBO

    Can be combined wonderfully with a loop to the fish house and Twistesee.

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    • December 1, 2018

  • JR56

    The Residenzschloss is the landmark city of Bad Arolsen.
    Built in the Baroque style between 1710 and 1810, it owes its creation to Prince Friedrich Anton Ulrich zu Waldeck and Pyrmont (1676 to 1728).
    The Augustinian convent or monastery castle, first mentioned in 1131, was demolished from 1710 and from 1713 the new three-winged baroque building was built according to plans by the architect Julius Ludwig Rothweil. His most important collaborator was plasterer Andrea Gallasini.
    On September 13, 1720, the royal couple entered the castle, but until then only the east wing was habitable. The ceiling paintings by the Italian Carlo Ludovici Castelli were made between 1721 and 1722. The painter Magnus de Quitter from Kassel made the supraporten in the "Palatinate" and "Crown Prince" rooms in 1721.
    In 1728 the chapel in the eastern pavilion was inaugurated. After Prince Friedrich Anton Ulrich's death, his son Prince Carl (1728 to 1763) took over government affairs. The Rococo in Arolsen reached its climax with the design of the princess's audience room (Red Salon).
    The construction work took around 100 years to run out of money. It was only under Prince Friedrich that the palace was completed around 1810.
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    • December 1, 2018

  • Roman D.

    Opening hours of the castle tour and the exhibition of weapons:01. April - 31. October
    daily between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm (last guided tour 4.00 pm)
    01. November - 31. March
    Wed to Sat between 2 pm and 5 pm (last tour 4 pm)
    Sun and public holiday between 11.00 am - 5.00 pm (last tour 4.00 pm) The visit of the castle rooms is only possible within the framework of a guided tour.For guided tours outside the opening times or larger groups, telephone or written registration is requested.Here you can book your castle tour.
    Or by phone: +49 (0) 5691 - 895526

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    • May 27, 2019

  • Christoph

    The sightseeing of the residence castle is worth seeing, but the surroundings of the city are worth a hike. If you come here, you should not miss a hike around the wonderful city.

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    • October 10, 2019

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


  • Elevation290 m

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