Ehrenburg Palace around 1900
|Architectural style||Gothic Revival style|
|Town or city||Coburg|
|Renovated||1699, 19th century|
|Client||Johann Ernst, Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg|
|Owner||Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Karl Friedrich Schinkel (19th century redesign)|
The palace was built by Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, in 1543-47. It replaced the Veste Coburg as the Dukes' city Residenz. The new city palace was built around a dissolved Franciscan monastery.
Because the palace was the home of the Ducal House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (previously Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld), many royal occasions happened here.
In 1863, Queen Victoria (whose mother, Princess Victoria, and husband, Prince Albert, grew up here) met Austrian Emperor Franz Josef for the first time in the Giant's Hall (a sign marks the occasion).
In 1894, a royal wedding in Coburg brought together Queen Victoria, her son the future King Edward VII, her grandson the future King George V, her daughter Empress Victoria, her other grandson Kaiser Wilhelm II, her son's nephew the future Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (with her granddaughter, future Tsarina Alexandra), and many other royalty from England, Greece, Belgium, Romania, Portugal and elsewhere.
The palace is used as a museum today. Among other exhibits, it features art galleries with works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Dutch and Flemish artists of the 16th and 17th centuries as well as romantic landscape paintings.
- "Ehrenburg/Rosenau info flyer". Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "Ehrenburg (German)". Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Coburg. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
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