The Marble Room reopens
Discover pomp and splendor of the beautiful Marble Room at Rosenborg Castle.
On 16 april 2012 in honor of the Queen's birthday we reopened the newly renovated Marble Room. The room is unique as there are no other rooms equally well preserved by the special art marbling. The Marble Room has a special place in the history as the room has been used for both Kirsten Munk's bedroom as for the audience champer of the absolute monarch.
The Marble Room was the room where Frederik 3. showed the absolute monarch's position of power and it was used as a scene of absolute monarch exercise of power. He therefore decorated this extravagant room with symbols of the kingdom and the royal power. For major work - the lavish stucco ceiling - he hired the Italian stucco worker, Francesco Bruno, who covered the ceiling with royal symbols and baroque angels. Quite unusual for the walls were decorated with artificial marble according to the highest fashion. The Marble Room was also the room where Christian 5. awarded the first Order of Dannebrog.
But time has taken its toll on Marmorgemakket, and after 350 years there was a strong need for a thorough renovation. Thanks to support from A.P. Moller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation for General Purposes the restoration has made possible with the help from the skilful stucco worker Manfred Siller and the Marble Room has now been brought back to past glory.