The Prince's Chamber

The prince's room with its original medieval furniture represents a sovereign’s bedchamber where also sometimes noble guests were allowed to spend the night. Unusual are the dimensions of the 500 year old bed originating from southern Germany which is strikingly short in proportion to its width: for noblemen during the Middle Ages it was common to sleep in a sitting position and even for knights the average body height back then was much shorter than today.

The highlights of the four poster canopy bed also include a so-called dream board where dreams could be recorded immediately after waking up and a secret compartment that served as a stash for jewelry and valuables. Beside the bed, a sideboard, chairs and stools from different eras and an equestrian figurine of St. Martin complete the historical inventory. Burgundian tapestries adorn the walls.