Waldeck Travel Tip:
Museum at Waldeck Castle
Schloss Waldeck on the Erdsee
Waldeck castle rests on the remnants of an 11th-century fortification. The castle is situated to the north of the Kellerwald-Edersee nature reserve, 220 metres above the Edersee's north shore, on a steep, wooded rock close to the center of the half-timbered town of Waldeck. Formerly the ancestral seat and residence of the Counts of Waldeck, the fortification was later used as military barracks. In 1734 it was a state penitentiary, and in subsequent years was used as state archive, forestry office, and, as early as 1906, was put to use as a hotel. Today it belongs to the Waldeckian domanial administration and is public property; in 2009 the castle was reopened as a hotel and restaurant.
At the museum, take a trip back in time, and listen to some spooky stories about the castle's past - a bit creepy, great fun and highly educational!
Hours: April to September 10am - 6pm. October to March 12pm - 6pm. Saturday, Sunday and official holidays open at 10am.
Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 2 €.
[ Source: http://www.schloss-hotel-waldeck.com/museum ]
Address: Schloss Waldeck 1, 34513 Waldeck
Tags: Waldeck, Erdsee, Kellerwald, Castle, Museum
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