As one of the most important Renaissance palaces in Hesse, Steinau Palace represents a synthesis between fortress architecture and a representative castle. Behind the fortified exterior, it surprises with remnants of the finest Renaissance furnishings and a wealth of local historical features, not least of which is the Grimm exhibition.
At a glance
36396 Steinau an der Straße
Outdoor area freely accessible
Steinau Palace towers imposingly above the Kinzig valley, on what was an important trade route between Frankfurt and Leipzig in the Middle Ages. Presumably founded as a castle in the late 13th century and repeatedly extended, the original building substance is still reminiscent of the various eras. However, the conversion to a bastioned pentagonal Renaissance fortress under the Counts of Hanau-Münzenberg in the early 16th century is characteristic for the appearance of the complex.
Meetings & Celebrations at Steinau Palace
Celebrate and hold a meeting in Steinau, where the Brothers Grimm were inspired to write their world-famous fairy tales, and invite your guests to the Hofstube of the castle, where the princes and their court once gathered for dinner.