A highlight of courtly baroque architecture
Weilburg Palace sits high above the river Lahn, clearly visible from afar. The imposing complex harmoniously combines Renaissance and Baroque stately buildings, offering extraordinary insight into the culture of courtly life spanning four centuries.
The varied tour of the complex reveals not only the splendour of past eras, but also provides interesting insights into the everyday life of the counts. The palace also served as a residence in the 19th century and was redesigned accordingly. Highlights include hand-printed wallpaper from Zuber and Dufour, the most famous manufacturers at the time; city and landscape motifs - scenes from Paris and Switzerland - reflect the tastes of that period. Wallpapers and wall coverings also play a role in the palace gardens: in the Upper Orangery, they imitate painted tiles and create a magnificent pseudo-architecture in delicate pastel tones.
This place is maintained by the State Palaces and Gardens of Hesse.
Master gardener with a passion
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Historical planting in a new form
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Versailles on the Lahn
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