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Ehrenburg Palace

Throne Hall


Picture: Throne Hall

In the 19th century the Throne Hall played a key part in court ceremony. The red and gold colour scheme emphasizes the grandeur of the room architecture. The interior, based on designs by the Paris architect André-Marie Renié-Grétry dating from 1816, took nearly two decades to complete.

The hall and its furnishing were modelled on Emperor Napoleon I’s Tuileries Palace in Paris. Even though Napoleon had in the meantime been defeated, Coburg, like other German residence towns, adopted the Neoclassical or Empire style.

The red velvet wall covering, furniture and other items of decoration are all original. The exquisite parquet floor laid with different types of wood reflects the composition of the ceiling.

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