Ansbach Residence evolved from a medieval complex. Its Gotische Halle (Gothic Hall), a feature of the original building, today houses the important collection »Ansbach faience Adolf Bayer«. The Residence 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 Ansbach Residence in the court garden with its orangery there is also a rose and medicinal herb garden.
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Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Ansbach
Fax 0981 953839-40
9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
Guided tours on the hour (in German; approximately 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
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