Heidecksburg Palace

Heidecksburg palace in Rudolstadt is the most magnificent palace from the 18th century in the Free State of Thuringia. With its variety of collections and exhibitions it attracts over 10 000 visitors annually. The counts of Schwarzburg acquired the palace during the time of the High Middle Ages in 1340 when it was still property of the counts of Orlamuende. From 1574 to 1918 the palace was the residence of the counts and later princes of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt.


The Building History
Miniaturbild Bauplan

From the castle to the princely residence: Rudolstadt – a centre of baroque architecture


The Master Builders
Miniaturbild Baumeister

Baroque exterior and banquet rooms of the Rococo: the master builders Knoeffel and Krohne


The Regents
Miniaturbild Regenten

From the first count to the last prince: the regents of Heidecksburg palace



Miniaturbild Rundgänge

Visual insights: Impressions of the palace’s outside and inside



Did you know... ?
Miniaturbild Wussten Sie

Interesting facts about the Baroque, the princely house and the residence palace



© 2009-2021   Thuringian State Museum Heidecksburg Schlossbezirk 1 07407 Rudolstadt