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Friedenstein Palace

The largest early baroque palace in Germany with both residential and state rooms in the baroque, rococo and classical style. The Palace Museum is home to valuable historic collections of art and cultural artefacts. The palace also houses the Museum of Regional History including the historic Ekhof Theatre, the oldest preserved baroque theatre in the world.

Restaurant, café/snack bar, museum/collection.

Schlossmuseum Gotha
Schloss Friedenstein
D-99867 Gotha (Thuringia)
Tel.: +49 (0) 36 21/82 34 10
Fax: +49 (0) 36 21/85 26 69

Visiting times:
Throughout the year: Tue-Sun: 10 am - 5 pm (May-Oct);
Tue-Sun: 10 am - 4 pm (Nov-April).

Special features:
  • Ekhof Festival in July-August in the Ekhof Theatre
    (Tel.: +49 (0) 36 21/85 40 36)
  • exhibitions
  • weddings
  • special offers and service for children
  • Location: on the "Classic Road"

Surrounding area:
Rennsteig footpath, Inselsberg mountain, mica cave in Friedrichroda.