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Regensburg: St. Emmeram Castle

Regensburg: St. Emmeram Castle
Since the year 1812, the former imperial abbey and Benedictine monastery of St. Emmeram has been owned by the princely House of Thurn and Taxis. The princely family moved to Regensburg in 1748 to represent the emperor at the Imperial Diet. After the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, Prince Karl Alexander received the monastery buildings as part of the compensation for ceding postal rights in Bavaria to the state. Over the course of the 19th century, the complex, comprising several hundred rooms, was expanded into a princely residence, which today ranks among the largest private palaces in Europe. The museum areas of the palace, cloister, stables, and treasury provide a comprehensive overview of the more than five hundred-year history of the House of Thurn and Taxis, the thousand-year-old monastery tradition, and the lifestyle of one of the most significant European noble families. Visitors experience medieval atmosphere in the cloister, the splendor of the Rococo in the palace, and European craftsmanship in the treasury. The carriage museum is now housed in the Marstall, built in 1827. The princely collection, with over 70 vehicles and sleds, is the last preserved noble carriage fleet worldwide. Palace tours during the main season (early Easter holidays - end of autumn holidays) daily at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm; in the off-season, Saturday-Sunday/holidays at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm. Opening hours for the Princely Treasury and Marstall Museum during the main season (early Easter holidays - end of autumn holidays) Thursday-Sunday/holidays 11:00 am - 4:00 pm; in the off-season, Saturday-Sunday/holidays 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Information: or Tel. (+49) 941/ 5048 - 133.

St. Emmeram Castle
Emmeramsplatz 5
93047 Regensburg
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