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Palace Museum

palace Sondershausen (c) Schatzkammer Thüringen, M. Glahn

Palace Sondershausen was for many centuries the residence of the Schwarzburg counts and princes, the rulers of the small Thuringia State. Admire in the palace museum the stunning ancestor gallery, various stations about the town and regional history, an art collection and many great rooms such as the amateur theatre, chapel as well as the vault at the Wendelstein. A rarity is the golden coach, which is a state carriage of the early 18th century. Sondershausen has a long music tradition, which is also reflected in one of the exhibitions, where some old important instruments are on display. In the "Galerie im Schloss" (palace gallery) are contemporary art exhibitions.


free admission

opening hours:

Tue-Sun: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm


adult: 5,00 €
children (from 6 years): 4,00 €
children (up to 6 years): free



barrier-free access:

partial available

special tip:

The golden coach is a ceremonial state carriage from the early 18th century and belongs to the French car type "grand carrosse". It is the oldest model of this type on German soil. You will find something similar only in the major European carriage museums in Lisbon, Stockholm, London and St. Petersburg.

Harzköhlerei Stemberghaus...

The Stemberghaus provides as one of the last charcoal burners an opportunity to get to know the traditional carbonization of wood.



Schlossmuseum Sondershausen
Schloss 1
99706  Sondershausen

+49 (0)3632 622420

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