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Faberge Museum, Baden-Baden

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Faberge Museum, dedicated to the display of items made by the Russian jewelry firm Faberge, holds approximately 700 Faberge items, including the extravagant Rothschild Faberge egg. This jewelry was some of the most renowned in the 19th and 20th centuries, and was supplied to kings, queens, and czars around the world. Look for intricate cigarette cases, table clocks, photo frames, barometers, and brooches. A permanent exhibition, Gold of the World, opened in 2012 and features more than 100 gold items, including an ancient Iranian chalice, ancient Greek jewelry, and a rare, 18th-century British gold trophy. Plan your visit to Faberge Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Baden-Baden driving holiday planner.
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  • The austere sign outside lures you in & the name - Fabergé. But, it's not cheap to enter & in hindsight, I would say not worth the price. The museum is over 2 floors & gives the history of Fabergé... 
    The austere sign outside lures you in & the name - Fabergé. But, it's not cheap to enter & in hindsight, I would say not worth the price. The museum is over 2 floors & gives the history of Fabergé...  more »
  • A nice little museum with an interesting exhibition, which tells a story of fabergé fabric, including real fabergé eggs. It took us about an hour to see everything, be ready for 20 euros (or so ) per....  more
    A nice little museum with an interesting exhibition, which tells a story of fabergé fabric, including real fabergé eggs. It took us about an hour to see everything, be ready for 20 euros (or so ) per....  more »
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  • Expensive but worth every bit of the entry fee. I wanted to see the Imperial Eggs on display and I was not disappointed. There were only a couple of other visitors so I could take my time and study all the exquisite details. The breadth of the collection is amazing and I really enjoyed seeing examples of the work done by the Faberge artisans. If your phone has plenty of battery life, you can scan and learn about what you are seeing in multiple languages. Unfortunately, my phone was almost out of battery life at the time.
  • Expensive (€24 per person) for such a small collection (I'm used to giant London museums). However, this wasn't really unexpected given how rare and expensive the items are, and that this is a private collection. An unexpected, and wonderful bonus, was the personal guided tour we got by the lovely and knowledgeable guide. I'm not the least interested in knick knacks but my daughter wanted to go, and to miss such a rare opportunity would be ridiculous. I'm glad we did, as the pieces do exhibit incredible craftsmanship, which is always a pleasure to see, although I do prefer the Japanese netsuke, ojime, and inrō from which Fabergé clearly drew inspiration. Given contemporary events, I was also very aware of the parallels with pre-WWI / pre-Revolution Europe/Russia...Each item in the collection is a totem of the frivolous lives led by a class of people totally isolated/insulated from the suffering their parasitism created. Sadly, that class remains a problem, and continues tossing their money away on trinkets when it could be used to make the world a better place...The B&W photos of the Fabergé workshops and workers provide a very stark contrast - what thoughts must those impoverished craftsmen have had, as they toiled on golden pencil holders? Revolution, perhaps?

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