This palace, basically a medieval structure, was rebuilt from 1808 to 1817 in the neo-Gothic style as a summer residence for Duke Ernst I of Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld.
Particular highlights are the Marble Hall with its three aisles and the residential apartments with their colourful wall decoration and original Biedermeier furniture from Vienna.
Among the original structures that have survived in the landscape park with its "Swan Lake" and "Prince's Pond" are the orangery, tea-house (today the park restaurant), Jousting Column (sun-dial) and parts of the hermitage.
Prince Albert of Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha, who married Queen Victoria in 1840, was born 1819 in Rosenau.
Further information and tips for visitors can be found at
Rosenau Palace is open to the public again. A visit is only possible as part of a guided tour (clearly reduced group sizes).
Further information at
April-4 October: 9 am-6 pm
5 October-March: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays (except: 6 January, Easter Monday, Whit Monday)
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
A visit is only possible with a guided tour; guided tours (in German) start every hour on the hour.
Last guided tour:
Summer: 5 pm
Winter: 3 pm
5 euros regular
4 euros reduced
(Rosenau Palace + Ehrenburg Palace)
8 euros regular
7 euros reduced
Combination ticket "Rosenau"
(Rosenau Palace + European Museum of Modern Glass at Rosenau Park)
Combination ticket "Coburg"
(Ehrenburg Palace + Coburg Castle + Rosenau Palace + European Museum of Modern Glass)
Palace not accessible for wheelchair users, toilet for the disabled at the shop
(It is an approximately 30-minute walk from the station to the castle.)
70 car parking spaces and 5 bus parking spaces available