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History of the Heidecksburg Residence Palace

From showpiece of the principality to a museum

Heidecksburg palace in Rudolstadt is the most magnificent palace from the 18th century in the 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.