Napoleon Museum Thurgau

Characteristics
History: 

The castle Schloss Arenenberg was the exile residence of the family Bonaparte. Hortense de Beauharnais, adopted daughter and sister-in-law of Napoleon I, rebuilt the late Gothic castle in the style of the Empire with the help of the architect Johann Baptist Wehrle between 1817 and 1820. She decorated the interior with wallpapers, furniture, figures and pictures in the memory of Napoleon I.

After her death, her Son Louis Napoleon sold the castle. He bought it back in 1855 as emperor Napoleon III.

In 1906, his wife, Empress Eugénie donated the "château impérial" and its estate to the canton of Thurgau.

Inventory: 

The Napoleon Museum presents the original estate of the imperial family (pictures of Arenenberg Palace). The Collection in memory of the family Bonaparte includes objects of housing tradition of the first and the second French empire, furniture and historical objects of Napoleon I., Hortense, Napoleon III and the empress Eugénie.

The Schlosspark Arenenberg belongs to the museum.

Postal address
Schloss und Park Arenenberg
Arenenbergerstrasse
8268
Salenstein
Switzerland
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Review Date: 
24.08.2017