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Preserving the cultural heritage

The Hessian House Foundation was set up by the Hessen royal dynasty to preserve their cultural heritage. It also works to keep alive the history of the Landgraves of Hessen-Kassel and Hessen-Darmstadt and the Princes and Dukes of Hessen. The foundation now owns an extensive art collection (large selections of which are exhibited in its museum in Fasanerie Palace), Friedrichshof Castle in Kronberg im Taunus, the Hotel Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt, the Prinz von Hessen winery in Rheingau's Johannisberg Estate and the Gut Panker stud farm in Schleswig-Holstein. Landgrave Moritz von Hessen is the chairman of the foundation and is responsible for the administration of its cultural heritage.
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Fasanerie Palace

The Hessian royal dynasty has owned Fasanerie Palace since 1816. It still belongs to the Hessian House Foundation, which maintains both palace and park and runs the Fasanerie Palace Museum. Built between 1708 and 1714 to the plans of master architect Johann Dientzenhofer, this baroque gem is the finest example of secular architecture in the town. Two of the palace's four wings lead off from the main building like outstretched arms, and inside, visitors can marvel at a selection of porcelain from Fulda's acclaimed factory as well as state rooms from the 19th century. When the weather is fine, the beautifully preserved palace tower offers stunning panoramic views over Fulda and across to the Vogelsberg and Rhön hills.
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  1. Fasanerie Palace