|The Hessian House Foundation|
|Schloss Fasanerie has been in the possession of the princely family of Hesse since 1816 and today the castle belongs to the family foundation of the Landgraves of Hesse. The Hessian House Foundation (Hessische Hausstiftung) preserves the park and castle and is the operator of the Museum Schloss Fasanerie.|
|The Hessian House Foundation is a family foundation whose task is to maintain the cultural assets assembled by the Hessian dynasty of princes over the course of the centuries. By doing so, the legacy of the landgraves of Hesse-Kassel and Hesse-Darmstadt and the electors and grand dukes of Hesse may be preserved.
The Hessian House Foundation was established in 1928 during the Weimar Republic. The first democratic German state required the dissolution of princely private property. By forming a foundation, a nationalization of the Hessian princely houseís cultural assets could be prevented. Thus these objects of artistic, scientific, or historical importance remained preserved in their historical context and accessible to posterity.
|The Hessian House Foundation was given the important task to preserve and care for its cultural assets and, in particular, those in the museum that Landgrave Philipp von Hessen instituted in 1951 in Schloss Fasanerie.|
|For the expenditures necessary to preserve the art collections, the Hessian family included its own property into the foundation after the World War II. Today the Hessian House Foundation comprises, in addition to Schloss Fasanerie, the Schlosshotel in Kronberg and the Hotel Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt, the Prinz von Hessen Winery in Rheingau and the Panker Trakehner Stud Farm in Schleswig-Holstein.
With this additional support, the family can secure the fulfilment of the foundationís public purpose, which includes the maintenance of the following historic properties:
o Schloss Friedrichshof
o Schloss Wolfsgarten
o Schloss Panker
o Hessian Collections in the Schloss Museum, Darmstadt
Hainstraße 25 b
61476 Kronberg i.T.
Tel.: 06173 / 70 15 14
Fax: 06173 / 70 15 44