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Ehrenburg Palace

Ehrenburg Palace
Ehrenburg Palace

Ehrenburg Palace (German: Schloss Ehrenburg) is a palace in Coburg, Germany.

The palace was built by Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, in 1543. The new city palace was built around a dissolved Franciscan monastery. In 1690 a fire destroyed the northern part of the palace. This was an opportunity for Albert V, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, who had a new Baroque style palace built in 1699. In the 19th Century, Ernst I had the palace redesigned by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in Gothic Revival style.

Because the palace was the home of the Ducal House Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (previously Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld), many royal occasions happened here. In 1860 Queen Victoria (who's mother and husband 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 King George V, her daughter, the Empress Friedrich, her other grandson Kaiser Wilhelm II, her other grandson 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.

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Address: Coburg
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