Rudolstadt Travel Guide

  • Kochberg Castle
    Kochberg Castle
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    Kochberg Castle
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  • Grosskochberg Fire Station
    Grosskochberg Fire Station
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Rudolstadt Things to Do

  • HEIDIECKSBURG PALACE ~ VIEW'S ~ 10

    We have just come out of the Palace, but before heading to our Car, I walked over to the edge of the Garden.From here, there are excellent views over Rudolstadt and I could also see there was a lower garden.If it was a fine day, I would have wandered down!So remember to have a look at the view, before going home!

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  • HEIDECKSBURG PALACE - ROCOCO IN...

    THIS EXHIBITION WAS ONE OF THOSE "WOW" MOMENT'S!The exhibition is located in the vaults of the former court kitchen. The display, is all behind glass, so a little hard for taking photo's, but I can understand why they need protection.Each display has been patiently made in miniature to a scale of 1:50.The creators, Gerhard Baetz and Manfred...

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  • HEIDECKSBURG PALACE ~ 8

    We continue our guided tour through the lady’s writing room and into the golden salon dating back to 1892. Decorated with golden wallpapers, it has plenty of Rococo Art. A small door leads to the Delmenhorst chamber, presumably the parlour of the family of the count of Barby, who stayed at Heidecksburg palace during the time of their exile.In 1636,...

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  • HEIDECKSBURG PALACE - THE LIVING ROOM'S...

    So, now with our guide, we are entering the living room's. These room's had been refurnished many times between 1753 until 1918.The baroque gallery, decorated with portraits of the counts of Schwarzburg, is the access to ten rooms, that took us through completely different period's. Starting with a room of the 16th century with a heavy wood-beamed...

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  • HEIDECKSBURG PALACE - THE WHITE ROOM ~ 6

    Still another room to see, and this one is the White Room. This was a waiting room for visitors who requested an audience. The room led to the Red Hall. In around 1795 Prince Ludwig Friedrich II modernised the room to the classical style of the time.The White room reminded me of English "Wedgewood!"This was the last of the Banquet Room's to see.

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  • HEIDECKSBURG PALACE - THE MARBLE GALLERY...

    We pass out of the Green hall and into the long Marble Gallery.The marble gallery is the main entry to the ballroom and therefore had to have an imposing appearance. The Marble, laid in 1747, is a greyish blue veined marble from a stone pit near Schwarzburg. The Wall is lined with a gallery full of huge painting's.

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  • HEIDECKSBURG PALACE - THE GREEN HALL ~ 4

    The next room our guide takes us to, is the Green Hall. Yes, you guessed, it is painted Green!It was only after 1750, that the room's for Princess Bernhardine Christine Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt were built. In here, are two life-sized paintings of Prince Johann Friedrich and his wife on the narrow walls as well as over the Doors. Poor...

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  • HEIDECKSBURG PALACE - THE BALLROOM ~ 3

    It was wow! When I entered the next room, as this was the most beautiful Ballroom!This room was finished around 1750. This room was built in such a way, that the acoustic's were excellent. We were seated in the room, and our guide put on some music for us to listen to. How lovely it was! I could imagine the Ladies in their Ball-gown's and the men...

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  • HEIDECKSBURG PALACE - THE RED HALL ~ 2

    It is 10.30am, and we meet our guide and begin the tour of the Palace. We are taken to the Banquet Room's and the Red room, designed for state business.Being named the "Red Room," meant is was painted in RED!In this room, there is stucco marble, a stove, and many decorative painting's. In 1744, Prince Johann Friedrich of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt...

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  • INSIDE THE PALACE ENTRY HALL ~ 1

    We parked our car, and then walked across the lawn's to the main entrance of the Palace. It was just on opening time at 10am! On walking to the right, and to the Gift Shop, I was able to buy my ticket's.This Palace can only be seen on a Tour, and there is Rococo in Miniature too, so I bought a combined ticket to see both. We could visit the Rococo...

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  • HEIDECKSBURG PALACE

    It was a wet day, so what to do.......Go and see the Heidecksburg Palace!I will tell you main point's of information, before we head inside the Palace on an organized Tour.Heidecksburg Palace in Rudolstadt, is one of the most magnificent Baroque palaces in the state of Thuringia. Set on a crag overlooking the former royal seat, the palace can be...

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  • TOWN HALL'S

    How many town's do you know that had three Town Hall's, not many, I bet! Rudolstadt did have three, but now has two, with only one being used as a Town Hall.The first Rudolstadt town hall was built in 1500 as a timber-framed house, burnt to the ground in 1524. In the same year, work began on a new Town Hall in the same street. It was a simple...

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  • STELE'S AROUND RUDOLSTADT

    Scattered around Rudolstadt, I found a few Stele's with historical a historical face adorning it.They are of people who have worked in Thuringia, particularly in Rudolstadt. The most famous is the head of Friedrich Schiller, located on Bridge street. Standing directly beside Friedrich Schiller, is the stele of Charlotte von Lengefeld, who lived...

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  • MARKET PLACE @ RUDOLSTADT

    The market place is where I saw some of the oldest buildings in Rudolstadt. On the corner of Hall Street, is probably the oldest house in Rudolstadt, which is a Print shop now. Built before 1500, the house still has a Renaissance portal, where the booths have been restored according to historical patterns. Also located on the south side of the...

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  • MARKET SQUARE FOUNTAIN

    Directly infront of the Town hall, is a nice Fountain. It was built in 1859 to celebrate a 100 years of Friedrich von Schiller's birth, the German dramatist, poet, and historian (1759-1805) who was one of the greatest of German literary figures. He was a founder of modern German literature.It is an octagonal fountain, with head's spouting water.

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Rudolstadt Restaurants

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    by alancollins Written Aug 12, 2007

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    Cafes that sell gourmet ice creams are few and far between in the UK but in Germany it seems almost every town has one. You can’t beat taking a break from sight seeing than sitting down in the warm sunshine and eating a dish of ice cream finished off with a coffee. Besides ice cream and coffee the café also does snacks such as pizzas. The other handy thing is there always a toilet in these cafes.

    Favorite Dish: Banana split

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Rudolstadt Off The Beaten Path

  • TALKIRCHE @ SCHWARZBURG

    This small Church was built as a simple Cemetery Chapel in the 11th century. In 2009, it was restored with the roof and exterior walls covered with real Thuringian slate.

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  • SCHWARZBURG

    Just 20km's from Rudolstadt, but in the opposite direction to my other "OBT" tips, is the pretty town of Schwarzburg.As the name suggest's, there is a castle of Schwarzburg known as the Black Castle. The Town is high up, and we found a good view point overlooking the valley. From the Town, we could see the Castle.I didn't visit the Castle, but did...

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  • GROSSKOCHBERG

    Grosskochberg is located about 12kms from Rudolstadt. The drive to the village is quite pretty.Arriving at the village, we found the Kochberg Castle, and a very pretty little village, full of half-timbered house's. I really enjoyed walking around here. It was nice and quiet, no tourist buses here! There is an old 15th century Church, with a carved...

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