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Elisabethenburg Palace (Schloss Elisabethenburg)

Schloss Elisabethenburg

Schloss Elisabethenburg is magnificent palace situated in Meiningen, Thuringia region in Germany.




Location: Schlossplatz 1, Meiningen, Thuringia     Map

Constructed: 1682- 92

Tel. +49 3693 50

Open: 10am- 6pm




Description of Schloss Elisabethenburg


Schloss Elisabethenburg was constructed in 1682- 92 as a government seat of the duchy of Saxe- Meiningen. The first duke of the line Bernard I erected his building on a site of an older 15th century castle. Medieval stronghold was partially demolished and partially incorporated into design of a new building. Many famous people frequented the mansion including composer Johannes Brahms, poet and philosopher Friedrich Schiller and many others. Today it is open to the public and houses a Meiningen Musem dedicated to the history of the town and a residence itself.