Ehrenburg palace (Schloss Ehrenburg) was the residence palace of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg until 1918. It was built in the 16th century from a Franciscan monastery. The present façade in English Gothic Revival style was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the beginning of the 19th century.
View of Friedenstein Castle (Schloss Friedenstein) taken from the staircase of the Ducal Museum of Gotha. The early Baroque palace was built in the mid-17th century by Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha. It is notable for hosting the Ekhof-Theater, which is still featuring the original Baroque machinery for changing the scenery.
On our bike tour from Weimar to Wielandgut in Oßmannstedt, we pass the Renaissance palace Kromsdorf. Curious, we turn into the garden of the palace. Around 60 stone busts look at us. What might be the meaning of these busts? Continue reading →
Palais Schönburg was built by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt in the years 1705/1706. It is also known as Palais Schönburg-Hartenstein and Palais Starhemberg-Schönburg. Today it serves as an event location.
Palais Ferstl is a palace in the first district of Vienna. It was built in 1859 and was never the residence of a noble family. Today it houses a lot of exclusive shops and a famous café named Café Central.
The Palais Fürstenberg located on the Grünangergasse was finished by Antonio Beduzzi from Bologna in 1720. I was especially impressed by these sculptures decorating the main entrance of the palace: Two classy dogs.
People generally love to take photos of the front sides of palaces. I also love to take photos of the rear. I took this photo while walking through the lovely park next to Esterházy Palace (Schloss Esterházy) in Eisenstadt. More…
On the way back to my hotel I passed the palace of Celle (Schloss Celle) again. Sometimes a walk around a castle at night is even more exciting than in the dayligt. Especially if you are alone in the streets. What about your experiences?