Schloss Steinheim

Castle and Museum in Hanau

Schloss Steinheim Ansicht
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Schloss Steinheim (also Steinheim Castle or Kurmainzisches Schloss Steinheim), which dates back to 1222, was originally owned by the Electorate of Mainz for approximately 370 years. In the years 1808/13, extensive renovations were carried out in the classical style, which have greatly influenced the castle’s appearance today. Since 1938, the building has been serving as a museum.

The museum is dedicated to the history of the Hanau area, showcasing the first traces of human habitation, evidence of the Stone and Bronze Ages, as well as artifacts from the Roman era up to relics from the early Middle Ages. Additional rooms in the museum are devoted to the complex history of the former stately castle and the city of Steinheim itself. Notably, a key highlight of the presentation is a city model that shows Steinheim as it appeared around 1560.

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Visiting Schloss Steinheim


Saturdays & Sundays: 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M


Adults: €4.00, Children Free

Address: Steinheim Castle, Hanau, Germany
Duration: 40 minutes

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