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Meiningen Travel Guide

Schloss Elisabethenburg, Meiningen (© ArtHdesign - Fotolia.com)
Elisabethenburg Palace, Meiningen.

Introduction

Capital of the Duchy of Saxe-Meiningen from 1680 to 1918, Meiningen is a town of culture renowned for its theatre and orchestra. The Meiningen Court Orchestra, one of the oldest orchestras in Europe, was founded in 1690 by Duke Bernhard I with Hans von Bülow as conductor (and later Richard Strauss and Max Reger).

The ducal palace, Elisabethenburg, houses the Music Museum as well as important Renaissance art collections.

Stadtkirche, Meiningen (photo by Kramer96 (Michael Benz) - Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license)
Stadtkirche, Meiningen.

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