Escorted Rail Tours to Rosenau Palace
Located between Coburg and the nearby town of Rödental, Schloss Rosenau is a former castle which has been transformed into a ducal country house. The palace was most famously the birthplace of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the man who married Queen Victoria in 1840 and served as Queen's Consort until his death in December 1861. The original medieval structure was built in its current, neo-Gothic style between 1808 and 1817, with the purpose of transforming it into an English-style summer residence for the Coburg dukes. There are several original structures which have survived to this day, many located within the landscape park: the orangery, the tea house, the Jousting Column sundial and several sections of the hermitage. Among the highlights within the palace itself are the Marble Hall, which has three aisles, and the residential apartments, fitted with original Beidermeier furniture from Vienna.