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The Napoleon museum

Founded in the year 1906, the Napoleon museum is the only German-language museum dedicated to Napoleonic history. It covers events from the period of the French Revolution right through to the time of the First World War. By the way - Napoleon III spent his childhood here!

Arenenberg Palace, Napoleon museum, Marquee salon, Photo: Napoleonmuseum Thurgau

The loveliest palace on Lake Constance

Records prove that there has been an east-west orientated palace complex on the hill (nowadays known as the Arenenberg) between Ermatingen, Mannenbach and Salenstein, at least since the middle of the 15th century.

Arenenberg was an "Estate of Konstanz", which meant it was owned by a number of aristocratic families who had settled in the Thurgau region. In 1817 Johann Baptist von Streng sold his family seat to Hortense de Beauharnais, who was staying in Konstanz. She brought with her from France to Lake Constance not only her family's exclusive predelection for works of art and palaces, but also a love of horticulture.

The Thurgau Napoleon museum, Arenenberg palace and park, was founded in 1906, and is the only German-language museum dedicated to Napoleonic history. Today the house is as open and friendly as it has always been, and present-day visitors should also feel like Hortense's welcome guests.

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Königshofstr. 2
6800 Feldkirch

Tel +43 5522 3456


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