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Prince Thurn and Taxis Palace - St. Emmeram Palace

Prince Thurn and Taxis Palace - St. Emmeram Palace
The marble staircase in the palace's south wing ascends to the chambers of the princely residence

Since 1812, the extensive building complex of the former Abbey of St. Emmeran in Regensburg has served as a magnificent permanent residence for the Princes of Thurn and Taxis, whose history stretches back to the 12th century. A guided tour of the palace museum, which was opened in 1998, takes you on a stroll through beautifully furnished salons, magnificent living quarters and state rooms that reflect the courtly splendour of centuries past. The St. Emmeran section of the museum takes visitors on a journey into the world of the ascetic medieval monks of the western Benedictine order. The neo-Gothic crypt chapel and cloister provide an insight into the burial rites of a European aristocratic family. In the royal stables there is a comprehensive collection of carriages, sedan-chairs and sleighs from the 19th and early 20th century.

Hours: January 1 - March 31 and November 3 - December 31: Monday - Friday 11.am - 5pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10am - 5pm. April 1 - November 2: Monday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10am - 5pm.

Admission: Palace and cloister of St. Emmeram: Adults 11.50 €, Concessions 9 €. Princely Treasury: Adults 4.50 €, Concessions 3.50 €, family ticket 32 €.

[ Source: http://www.germany-tourism.de/ENG/destination_germany/master_tlstadt-id1184-fstadt_museen.htm ]

Related: http://www.thurnundtaxis.de/en/
Address: Emmeramsplatz 5, 93047 Regensburg
Tags: Regensburg, Museum, Palace, Benedictine


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