The stables were one of the most important representative areas of a palace. Master builder Jean-Baptiste Métivier constructed the stables from 1829 to 1832, incidentally the last stables to be built in Germany. They consist of two stable wings for 100 riding and carriage horses and the 600 square metre indoor riding arena with figurative features by the sculptor Ludwig von Schwanthaler.
The Carriage Hall
Today, the classicist stables house the carriage collection. It was established by Prince Albert I in 1935 as the first museum in Regensburg. Home to a collection of European standing, it contains around 70 vehicles such as carriages, sleighs and sedan chairs from the 18th to the early 20th century. Matching gala harnesses and riding accessories illustrate just how much work goes into keeping the horses owned by the Princes of Thurn und Taxis.