The display rooms offer a unique insight into courtly living culture from four centuries. Highlights of the tour include the Baroque rooms furnished under Count John Ernest: the so-called Elector’s Chamber, the State Bedroom of the early 18th century and the Great Cabinet of the Princess, also known as the China Cabinet, which is furnished with golden wall hangings containing numerous East Asian porcelains. A real eye-catcher is the hand-painted wall covering in the Upper Orangery as well as the blue and white imitation tiles by Georg Friedrich Christian Seekatz with unique figural and ornamental motifs in the Northern Gallery. In the southern gallery is another classicist illusionist mural by the artist Friedrich Christian Reinermann.
Show on Baroque Court Culture
The permanent exhibition “L’esprit baroque” at Weilburg Palace, which is dedicated to the life and work of Count John Ernest, Baroque court culture and garden art at the Weilburg Residence, can be visited free of charge and without a guided tour on the ground floor. Impressive exhibits from the State Castles and Gardens shed light on John Ernest’s life and work at the Weilburg court, and two multimedia stations invite visitors to learn about the historical background and experience the Baroque lifestyle. An important part of the exhibition is devoted to garden art. In addition to several lifelike replicas of historical fruit varieties, visitors can learn about the famous Weilburg apple.