Stadtschloss Fulda – An Orange Home

Photo by Moniek Bloks

The Stadtschloss (City Palace) in Fulda was built between 1706 and 1714 by Johann Dientzenhofer as a residence for the Fulda prince-abbot and later the prince-bishops. It was also used by the future King William of the Netherlands who was briefly the ruler of the short-lived principality Nassau-Orange-Fulda. Despite a rule of just three years, it is very well known and there was even a German book released about it. It is also part of the so-called Orange-Route.

The Stadtschloss is open to the public but as most rooms are now in use for weddings, tours are only once or twice a day. This also meant that our tour was absolutely packed with people and I don’t understand why they don’t do more tours. I had no idea what the guide was saying as I can barely understand German when I can look people in the eye, let alone if they are mumbling on the other side of the room. So I just hung back to take photos. It appeared that most of the tourists were Dutch anyway and there is no mention of tours being offered in Dutch (or in English for that matter!). It seems like a missed opportunity.

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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

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