Ansbach Residenz evolved from a medieval complex. Its Gotische Halle (Gothic Hall), a feature of the original building, today houses an important collection of Ansbach faience and porcelain. The Residenz was rebuilt in its present form by Gabriel di Gabrieli and Karl Friedrich von Zocha in the 18th century. The early Rococo interior was created by Leopold Retti.
Further highlights are the fresco on the Banqueting Hall ceiling by Carlo Carlone, the Art Gallery with Rococo paintings and works from the former Margrave's Gallery (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) and the collection of Meißen porcelain in the Mirror Cabinet.
Opposite the Residenz in the court garden with its orangery there is also a rose and medicinal herb garden.
The following rooms are available for your events:
For details please choose a room by clicking on the picture or on the text.
Gotische Halle (Gothic Hall)
Further rooms are available in the orangery (court garden):
Blauer Saal (Blue Hall)
Kuppelsaal (Dome Hall)
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Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Ansbach
(09 81) 95 38 39-0
Fax (09 81) 95 38 39-40
9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
1.1., Shrove Tuesday, 24.12., 25.12., 31.12.
Guided tours (in German) on the hour
(approx. 50 minutes.)
Last guided tour:
April-September: 5 pm
October-March: 3 pm
Special tours on request (please call)
4.50 euros regular
3.50 euros reduced
Lift available, please inquire at the cash-desk; toilet for the disabled available
Tel. (09 81) 21 70
Bus to "Schlossplatz"
Short- and long-term car parks near the Residenz
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