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Weikersheim Palace (Schloss Weikersheim) is a palace in Weikersheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was built in the 12th century, however the exact year is not known. The palace was the traditional seat of the princely family of Hohenlohe, and has been owned by the state of Baden-Württemberg since 1967 when the palace was bought from the estate of Prince Constantin von Hohenlohe, who had encouraged arts-related activities at the palace. Today the palace is home to the Jeunesses Musicales Germany during the summer and the controversial Weikersheim Think Tank, a conservative think tank. It is also used for large gatherings and weddings.
One of the highlights along the Romantic Road is Weikersheim Palace. It is the ancestral seat of the Hohenlohe family and considered a superb example of a country house and one of the most beautiful of the Hohenlohe residences. In the 16th century, Count Wolfgang II inherited Weikersheim after a division of estates and made it his main home. He had the moated castle converted into a magnificent Renaissance palace. Its splendidly furnished rooms have been preserved with their original furnishings, and the palace garden is watched over by more than 50 stone statues, including gnomes, dwarves and deities, as well as representations of the wind and other elements.
Hours: April 1 to 31 October: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm. November 1 to March 31: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 12 noon and 1pm to 5pm.
Admission: Adults 5 €, Concessions 2.50 €, Families 12.50 €.
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Weikersheim is a town in the Main-Tauber district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the river Tauber, 9 km east of Bad Mergentheim (Bad Mergentheim vacation rentals | Bad Mergentheim travel guide), Weikersheim is the location of the famous castle Schloss Weikersheim
Bronn, Elpersheim, Haagen, Honsbronn, Laudenbach, Nassau (Nassau vacation rentals | Nassau travel guide), Neubronn, Queckbronn, Oberndorf and Schäftersheim belong to Weikersheim. Weikersheim lies at the confluence of the Vorbach in Tauber, about 10 miles east of Bad Mergentheim.
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Historischen Stadtkern von Weikersheim
Church of St. George
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More about the History of Weikersheim
Weikersheim is one of the original seats of House Hohenlohe. From the 13th Century, there was a split between Hohenlohe, Weikersheim, and Brauneck. All that was left in the 15th Century was Weikersheim. As part of the municipality reform in Baden-Wuerttemberg were from 1972 to 1975, eight previously separate communities were merged with Weikersheim.
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Weikersheim is a town in the Main-Tauber district, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated on the river Tauber, 9 km east of Bad Mergentheim, Weikersheim is the location of the famous castle Schloss Weikersheim
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