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Sondershausen Palace Travel Guide

Sondershausen Palace (photo by Michael Sander - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license)
Sondershausen Palace.


Sondershausen Palace was the official residence of the Princes of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.


Sondershausen Palace

Originally built in the 13th century, most of what can be seen today dates from the mid-16th to late 18th centuries, and blends Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo elements.

The main building forms a huge irregular four-wing structure and is the largest palace in Thuringia.

Opposite, in a 30 ha park, stands an equally impressive complex made of the Marstall (stables), Wagenhaus (coach house) and Achteckhaus (octogonal house).

Opening Hours & Admission

The palace is open all year round, daily (except Mondays) from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Guided tours are held every day from 2:00 pm. The annual closing days are 24th, 25th and 31st December and 1st January.

Admission costs 5 € for adults and 4 € for concessions, 4 € for students and children from 6 to 17 years old, and free for children under 6 years old.

Entry is free for everybody on Friday between 2:00 and 5:00 pm.

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