Museum and Palace in Hanau
Schloss Philippsruhe, or Philippsruhe Palace, was built between 1700 and 1725 for Count Philipp Reinhard near Kesselstadt as a baroque palace in the west of the city of Hanau. Its current appearance largely goes back to conversions from the Wilhelminian period : Landgrave Friedrich Wilhelm von Hessen-Rumpenheim only lived in the castle for four years (from 1880 until his death in 1884), which is not much given the five years of conversion that had taken place; the rooms of the “Bel Etage”, which are now occupied by the Historical Museum , reflect his taste in the Renaissance style dominantly, despite the furniture that has largely been lost .
The museum showcases a collection of art and crafts spanning from the 17th to the 20th century, with a particular emphasis on faience, silverwork, and other local works of art from Hanau. Additionally, the museum pays tribute to famous local figures such as the Brothers Grimm. The museum is situated in a serene park setting that is free for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens, regardless of the weather, while admiring the scenic views. During the months of May and June, visitors can also enjoy the annual Fairytale Festival held in the park’s 1300-seat amphitheatre.
Visiting Schloss Philippsruhe