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Lantern Room

Grand & Imperial Tour

Located next to the Blue Staircase, the Lantern Room is the anteroom to the palace’s ceremonial hall, the Great Gallery.

As an anteroom and connecting room, the décor of the Lantern Room is understated. The Great Gallery that follows then makes all the more of an impact.

The name of this room is said to derive from the lantern-bearers who in the times before electric light was installed in the palace used to wait here in order to light the way for members of the imperial family and the court household after dark.

The pendulum clock above the fireplace is the only ornament in this plainly decorated room.

The room is remarkable for the precisely worked mouldings of the marble doorframes. These go back to designs by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and were part of the original interiors of Joseph I’s hunting lodge.

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