Rosenstein Palace

Rosenstein Castle
Schloss Rosenstein

Baden-Württemberg's Coat of Arms

Baden-Württemberg's Coat of Arms

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Location in Baden-Württemberg
Schloss Rosenstein
Location in Baden-Württemberg
Former names Die Kahlenstein (German: The Bald Rock)
Etymology Die Rosenstein (German: The Rose Rock), for the rock it sits upon.
General information
Status Complete
Type Palace
Architectural style Classical
Location Rosenstein Park
Town or city Stuttgart
Country Germany
Coordinates 48°48′3.6″N 9°12′21.6″E / 48.801000°N 9.206000°E / 48.801000; 9.206000
Elevation 245 m (804 ft)
Named for Rose garden on the palace grounds
Groundbreaking 1824
Construction started 1824
Completed 1829


Demolished 1944
Client State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart
Owner State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart
Diameter 75 m × 47 m (246 ft × 154 ft)
Technical details
Floor area 3,235 m2 (34,820 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Giovanni Salucci

Rosenstein Castle (German: Schloss Rosenstein) is a palace in Stuttgart, Germany. It was designed in the classical style by the architect and court builder Giovanni Salucci (1769–1845) as the summer palace for King Wilhelm I of Württemberg and was built between 1822 and 1830.

Today, the building houses that part of the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart dealing with extant lifeforms.

Participating artists

Artists who participated in the construction and decoration of the palace were as listed below. Key to the abbreviations:


Status Artist Artworks
NLEAlbert GüldensteinTwo deer and two lions cast in bronzed zinc
INTAlbert GüldensteinTwo large candelabras
INTAlbert GüldensteinFour small candelabra on the ramps
NLEAlbert GüldensteinSmall candelabra: eight in side porticos and eight in loggias
INTConrad WeitbrechtThe Four Seasons stucco frieze in the ballroom
INTFriedrich DistelbarthArtemis and Selene relief above the main entrance
INTJohann Michael KnappLions Gate Archway
INTJohann Wilhelm BraunTwo muses
INTLudwig von HoferVenus of Phidias and Venus de Milo in the rose garden
INTLudwig Mack Helios-relief on the rear façade
INTTheodor WagnerSix Muses, Small gable reliefs, four four garlands Friese, 16 medallions


Status Artist Artworks
NLEJohann Friedrich DieterichFive ceiling frescoes in the dining room.[1]
NLEJoseph Anton von GegenbaurFresco in the dome and four frescoes in dome corners in the banquet hall; four frescoes in the Queen's library
NLEGottlob Johann GutekunstFrescoes of the barrel vault in the ballroom



  1. Wenger, Michael (1995). "'Ein Meisterstück der Baukunst im ächt antiken Geschmack...'. Giovanni Salucci zum 150. Todestag. Ausstellung erinnert an den Baumeister". Schlösser Baden-Württemberg (in German). 2: 2–7.
  2. 1 2 Mühl, Albert; Seidel, Kurt (1980). Die Württembergischen Staatseisenbahnen (in German) (2nd ed.). Stuttgart: Konrad Theiss Verlag. pp. 40–41, 264. ISBN 3-8062-0249-4.
  3. Dutt, Günter (1996). "Ein Streifzug durch 150 Jahre Tunnelbauwerke in Württemberg". Jahrbuch für Eisenbahngeschichte (in German). 28: 47–64. ISSN 0340-4250.
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