The castle of the princes of Fuerstenberg is located at the source of the Danube, in the middle of an extensive park with old trees, atmospheric ponds and watercourses. It was fundamentally rebuilt between 1893 and 1896, and since then has uniquely combined the prestige and space of a residence with the living comfort of a villa.

Since its reconstruction a good 130 years ago, Donaueschingen Palace has been one of the most important residences of the Belle Epoque in Germany. In keeping with the historicist taste of the time at the end of the 19th century, the rooms are varied in the style of the French epochs of the Regence, Louis quinze, Louis seize and Empire. Representative portraits of members of the princely family, valuable furniture and tapestries complete the overall picture.

Donaueschingen is still the centre of life for the princely family of Fürstenberg. Since 2003, the castle has also been the family’s residence again, after having been used for many decades only for festivities and receptions and as a museum. Despite its predominantly private use, a look inside the residence is permitted as part of a guided tour.

Guided tours of the palace

For individual guests we offer the following group tours in the first half of 2023.

Please book in advance by email to: r.szalay@fuerstenberg-gv.de or phone +49 771 229 677 560:

Sunday, 16 April, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, 30 Apri. 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, 14 May, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, 21 May, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, 4 June, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, 2 July, 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, 16 July, 2:00 p.m.

Other guided tours are available by appointment for registered groups from April to June and from September to October. Please send us an e-mail: j.martin@fuerstenberg-gv.de. You can reach us by phone at: +49 771 229 677 560. Guided tours in English and French on request.

 

Guided tour prices

Castle admission (incl. guided tour): 10 €; children under 16 free.
Combined ticket (Princely Palace and Princely Collections): 12 €.