Royal hideaway: Schloss Rosenau is a former castle, converted into a ducal country house, between the towns of Coburg and Rödental, formerly in Saxe-Coburg, now Bavaria, Southern Germany. Schloss Rosenau is perhaps most notable as the birthplace and boyhood home of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who in 1840 became the consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland. It should not be confused with another house of the same name in the Waldviertel of Austria. Today, the Rosenau is in the care of the Bavarian Administration of State Palaces, Gardens & Lakes. Since 1990, the house and its landscape park have been open to the public and can be visited.