Bad Homburg vor der Höhe Travel Tip:
Bad Homburg Castle and White Tower
Castle with White Tower
The free-standing, white 14th-century keep towers high above the baroque buildings, grouped around two courts. Paul Andrich designed these in 1678 for Landgrave Friedrich II, the authentic hero of Kleist’s play
Prince Frederick of Homburg. This originally two-story palace was the first new addition to a larger residential complex to be built after the Thirty Years War. The central palace park and the pleasure garden vista which extends to the Roman frontier, or Limes, constituted a total art work which has survived in its essential features down to the present.
The display rooms exhibit many precious artistic objects dating from the 17th to the 19th century, bringing to life the domestic conditions, not only of the landgraves, but also of their Hohenzollern Emperors, who used Homburg as a favourite summer residence until abdication in 1918. The residential apartment in the English Wing, re-opened in 1995, reflects the personality, wealth and tireless collecting of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of the British King, who became Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg upon her marriage in 1818.
Hours: Schloss (Castle): March - October Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 5pm. November - February Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. White Tower (possible to climb): March - October Monday 9am - 3:30pm, Tuesday - Sunday from 9am - 4pm. November - February daily 9am - 3pm.
Admission: Adults 3.50 €, Family Card 9.50 €. Several tours are available for an additional fee.
Address: Schloss, 61348 Bad Homburg
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