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Kranichstein Hunting Lodge

Kranichstein Hunting Lodge
Kranichstein Hunting Lodge

Kranichstein Hunting Lodge, built by Jakob Kesselhut, is among the rare Renaissance hunting lodges still existant in Germany. Landgrave Georg I had it constructed at the end of the 16th century to house his many hunting parties. Later, the Lodge was used as a summer residence. The three-winged Renaissance chateau was one of the first horseshoe-shaped buildings in all of Germany. It was renovated and restored as a monument from 1988 to 1996.

The building is the center of an extensive park featuring a number of shooting stands and the smaller lodges Dianaburg and Alexanderburg. Today, the Hunting Lodge houses a hunting museum with a large collection of hunting weapons and equipment, furnishings from the hunting period and paintings depicting the hunt. In the summertime, concerts take place against the backdrop of the Renaissance chateau and offer a wonderful open-air experience.

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Address: Kranichsteiner Str. 261, 64289 Darmstadt
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