Ansbach Court Garden

Picture: Ansbach Court Garden with a view of the Citrus House

The Ansbach Residence has its own court garden with an orangery, although it has almost always been separated from the palace by other buildings. The orangery was built from 1726 to 1743 with a parterre in front of it and two avenues of lime trees on either side. Running parallel to the façade is the main axis of the garden with two double rows of high lime hedges.

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View of the Orangery

In spring and summer the parterre is planted with a wide variety of flowers in designs based on baroque pattern books. In the summer the orangery produces an assortment of lemon, Seville orange, olive, pistachio, laurel and fig trees grown in tubs.

There are monuments and commemorative plaques to the botanist Leonhart Fuchs, the poet Johann Peter Uz, the margravial minister Freiherr von Benkendorff and the foundling Caspar Hauser, who was murdered in the court garden in 1833. In 2001, to mark the 500th birthday of Leonhart Fuchs, an interesting garden containing many different varieties of medicinal herb was laid out.

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Ansbach Residence


Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach
Telefon 0981 953839-0

Opening hours

The garden is open daily from 7.15 am and closes as follows:
November-February: 6 pm
March: 8 pm
April-August: 10 pm
September+October: 8 pm

Admission charge

Admission free

Guided tours

Special tours on request 

Die Kräuter Frankens (The herbs of Franconia)

Presentation of Franconian cultivated plants from the »New Kreütterbuch«

25 May to 12 September 2022

The presentation is accessible during the opening hours of the Ansbach Court Garden; admission is free.

Picture: Exhibition poster

Typisch Franken?

Bavarian State Exhibition
25 May to 6 November 2022,
daily 9 am-6 pm

Orangery of the Ansbach Court Garden + St. Gumbertus

Link to the website of the Bavarian State Exhibition 2022

more information on the Bavarian State Exhibition "Typisch Franken?" (in German)

Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte
Stadt Ansbach
Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Toilet for the disabled available

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Restaurant Orangerie
Telefon 0981 2170

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Schlossplatz"

Parking space:

Short- and long-term car parks near Ansbach Residence

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Ansbach
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach
Telefon 0981 953839-0
Fax 0981 953839-40

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