From the indoor pool at the Cathedral to the drastic changes in architecture, Fulda allows someone to visually realize the changes over centuries. Rich in history, religion, art and beauty you will not leave disappointed.
Call ahead for hours and prices for the museums and tours. There are some that may only be open seasonally.
Known as the “Baroque Quarter,” this section of Fulda has many sightseeing necessities. The Stadtschloss, which was once the home of Prince Abbotts, is now the offices of municipal authorities.
While touring this castle you will see the Princes’ Hall, Imperial Hall, Hall of Mirrors, and a collection of rare Fulda porcelain. The short lived porcelain factory produced a small collection, in comparison, that is now highly sought after.
Included within the Schlossgarten or Castle Garden is a theater, indoor swimming pool and sports facilities. With an extensive variety of activities, this is great for a group of travelers. You are guaranteed to have something for everyone.
To the west of the Schloss, located in the Domplatz, is the Cathedral of Fulda, locally referred to as the “Dom.” The crypt of St. Boniface remains in the cathedral today. The crypt is not as dark and rustic as one might imagine, it is actually quite decorated and beautiful. The cathedral is very monumental for Christianity within Germany.
Fulda was once known as possibly the most religious city within Germany.
By heading towards the city center you will see a much different style of buildings. The wide avenues turn to narrow lanes. The Baroque buildings turn to medieval half-timbered houses.
The Witches Tower or Hexenturm is located within this older section, which was once used as a women’s prison. Showcasing the differences between the old and new is also the only remaining Gothic Church in Fulda, The Severi Church or Severi Hill.
All in all, Fulda is an interesting town for not only when you want to explore Germany’s Cold War and religious history.