Castle Museum Friedenstein

At one of the culturally richest, densest German cities axes Eisenach – Gotha – Erfurt – Weimar – Jena, the Castle museum (Schlossmuseum Friedenstein) in Gotha displays art collections consisting inter alia from old German and Dutch paintings, sculpture of the ancient, medieval and classical period, important coin collections, an extensive range of prints and drawings, applied arts from various times and East Asian art from the twentienth Century. This collections are presented in historical rooms. After the Thirty Years War, Duke Ernst I from the Ernestine House of Saxe-Weimar, chose his residence in the newly created Duchy of Saxe-Gotha and had the castle built on the Schlossberg. It was the first royal palace after the Thirty Years War, representing the largest early baroque palace in Germany of its time. The name Friedenstein (stone of peace) is well chosen after the devastating Thirty Years War.

Museum: Castle Museum Friedenstein
City: Gotha
Country: Germany
Address: Hauptstrasse 97
Website: http://www.stiftungfriedenstein.de