Kunstkammer Castle Friedenstein Gotha
Schloß Friedenstein Gotha
Schloßmuseum, D-99867 Gotha
Tuesday - Sunday,
closed on Monday,
open on holiday
May 1st - October 31st: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
November 1st - April 30th: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The newly refurbished Kunstkammer at castle Friedenstein in Gotha stands in the museal tradition inaugurated by Ernst I of Saxony-Gotha (1601-1675) in the 1650’s. Back then, the Duke ordered the installation of a Kunst- und Wunderkammer in the castle he had just finished building. This collection was considerebly enlarged until the 18th century and was especially high valued at the Gotha court.