Castle Ruin Wilhelmsbad

On an island in the Braubach artificial lake, the tower-like castle of Crown Prince Wilhelm von Hesse-Kassel ranges upwards. Built between 1779 and 1781, it is a pseudo-mediaeval castle with the character of a ruin. Its tower accommodates a pleasure castle with elegant living apartment and a magnificent cupola hall. Anton Wilhelm Tischbein, the Hanau court painter of the late 18th century, decorated the hall with pictures of the Crown Prince's ancestors. The private living area of the Crown Prince are preserved for today’s visitors in their historical condition.

Opening times

Historical landscape park: opened daily

The castle can only be visited within a guided tour.

Guided tours

Guided tours through the living area of the Crown Prince

April to October: Saturdays at 2:00/3:00/4 pm, Sundays at 11 am, 12 noon, and 2:00/3:00/4 pm


Staatspark Bad Wilhelmsbad

Parkpromenade 7
63454 Hanau-Wilhelmsbad
Phone: +49 6181 - 9065090
Fax: +49 6181 - 9066086

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