Travel through time at a historic castle, palace and gardens
High above the rooftops of the spa town of Bad Homburg is Bad Homburg Palace situated, its silhouette dominated by the medieval keep tower. The baroque palace and its expansive park grounds were built on the site of a former medieval castle, and has served not only as the residence of landgraves but also as the summer residence of the German imperial family. So, you are in the very best of company when you go for a stroll here!
The palace is home to Germany’s only surviving examples of the German imperial family’s domestic culture, and boasts lavishly furnished palace rooms. Amongst its many highlights is the landgraves’ dining room, whose wall decorations are based on the Roman style and are both colourful and richly ornamented. The park grounds outside are equally diverse: winding footpaths invite you on a surprising journey back in time through garden culture, from the baroque park with its orangery to the English landscape garden. Heralding the English roots of Landgravine Elisabeth is a huge Lebanese cedar tree from 1820.
This place is maintained by the State Castles and Gardens of Hesse.
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