Thüringer Wald: hier entdecken Sie Thüringen

The princely worlds of experience Schwarzburg Castle

Amidst green wooded hills, the Schwarzburger Schloss towers majestically over the Saale valley and every year invites countless visitors to discover the historic castle grounds, the Kaisersaal and the treasures of the Waffenmuseum - the Fürstliches Zeughaus Schwarzburg. Not only the eventful history of the Thuringian castle and the extensive collection of weapons from over 5,000 objects, but also the picturesque landscape make the Schwarzburger Schloss in Rudolstadt an interesting excursion destination at any time of the year.

 

Walk in the footsteps of Schwarzburg nobility, one of Thuringia's oldest noble families, discover the fascinating architectural history of the complex on the way from a fortified mountain spur to a magnificent residential palace and its decay. The armoury forms the heart of the princely worlds of Schwarzburg Castle. Begun as the central weapons depot of the Schwarzburg County in the 16th century, it developed into a valuable collection of German weapons history in Thuringia.

 

The Schwarzburg owes its name to one of the oldest noble families in Thuringia, the Schwarzburgers, who had their ancestral seat here. The oldest documentary evidence in the history of Schwarzburg Castle dates back to 1123. At that time, however, it was not yet a castle, but a castle complex. Major conversion work to the residence castle took place around 1700. Large parts of the Thuringian castle were destroyed during the Second World War. In 2009 the Schwarzburger Zeughaus was renovated and one year later work began on the main building. In 2019 parts of the main building will again be available for viewing. The armoury and Kaisersaal can already be visited within the framework of the Fürstliche Erlebniswelten Schloss Schwarzburg.

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22.11.2021 - 13:00 Uhr

Achtung: Geänderte Öffnungszeiten!

Öffnung aktuell nur Donnerstag bis Sonntag möglich.

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19.11.2021 - 09:50 Uhr

COVID-19 Hinweise für den Museumsbesuch

Corona-Pandemie: Was ist zu beachten?

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04.11.2021 - 09:24 Uhr

Kaisersaal geschlossen

Aus baulichen Gründen muss der Kaisersaal vorerst geschlossen bleiben. Das Fürstliche Zeughaus und das Torhaus sind wie gewohnt für Sie geöffnet....

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Thüringer Landesmuseum Heidecksburg

Entdecken Sie unsere Museen an den Standorten Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg, Paulinzella und Bad Blankenburg. Tauchen Sie ein in die faszinierenden Geschichten und Facetten einer Residenz!

Residenzschloss
Heidecksburg

Eines der prachtvollsten Schlösser Thüringens

KLOSTER
PAULINZELLA

Museum für Kloster-, Forst- und Jagdgeschichte & Amtshaus

Naturhistorisches Museum
Rudolstadt

Traditionsreiche Sammlung aus 3 Naturreichen

Friedrich-Fröbel-Museum
Bad Blankenburg

Von der Geburtsstunde des Kindergartens

Rococo
en Miniature

Die Schlösser der gepriesenen Insel

Alfred T. Mörstedt
Stiftung

Einer der wichtigsten Thüringer Künstler des
20. Jahrhunderts

 

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