Brief description

The baroque houses of today's Wilhelmstraße were built with stones from the old fortifications from 1769.

Detailed description

Following the destruction of Dillenburg Castle in 1760 during the Seven Years’ War, the former inhabitants urgently needed new accommodation. From 1769, stones from the former fortifications (for the ground floor and façade) were therefore used to construct the Baroque houses along what is now Wilhelmstraße for the Orange- Nassau government officials and their families. The stables, which were previously housed in the old castle, were also newly built in this street in 1771. Together with the Reithaus (1789/90), this is a core part of the current stud.

The origins of the Hesse State Stud, which was reestablished in 1869, go back to Prince Moritz of Orange, who was born in Dillenburg and baptised in the town church. The overall complex on both sides of Wilhelmstraße spans 10 hectares.

Conferences, concerts, exhibitions and trade fairs in the Reithaus (up to 650 people)

The Reithaus on Wilhelmstraße is described by the local press as the most beautiful hall in Dillenburg. It offers a stylish ambience for larger conferences, workshops, company anniversaries or concerts for around 650 guests. The baroque building from 1769, which is still used daily as a riding arena, is equipped with three magnificent chandeliers and has an interior space of approx. 540 m². We cover the riding arena with a carpet for your event. There is a barrier-free toilet facility in the north wing.

We would be happy to advise you personally and support you in selecting catering providers, accommodation options or create individual conference packages for you. Further information can be found here.

Text: Oranienstadt Dillenburg und A. Rogocz

Hint / Advice

One of many stops on the Historical Trail. Experience the history of the Oranienstadt Dillenburg at first hand!

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