The baroque ‘Residenzschloss’ is considered the symbol of the town of Bad Arolsen. It was built in the years 1710 – 1810 for Prince Friedrich Anton Ulrich zu Waldeck und Pyrmont (1676 – 1728).
After the Prince zu Waldeck und Pyrmont had passed away, Prince Carl (1728 – 1763) ascended the throne and lived in the castle.
In 1858, Queen Emma of the Netherlands was born at the Residenzschloss.
The descendants of the princely family ‘zu Waldeck und Pyrmont’ still live in parts of the castle in Bad Arolsen.
Among others, you may visit:
The Stone Hall with its stucco work and ceiling paintings, the Palatine Room, the Alhambra – a wedding gift to Princess Helene von Nassau (the mother of Queen Emma of the Netherlands), the White Hall with paintings by Tischbein, Meytens and Aldegrever, the Music Parlor, the White Empire Parlor, the Red Parlor and the Blue Parlor and the Crown Prince Room.
Also, do not miss the exhibitions at the Residenzschloss!