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Ansbach Residence

Picture: Ansbach Residence

Ansbach Palace is virtually unique in Germany as a residence that still looks much as it did in the 18th century. Developed from a Late-Medieval complex, it acquired its present appearance at the hands of Gabriel di Gabrieli and Karl Friedrich von Zocha. Leopold Retti created the Early-Rococo interior.

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Festival Hall

Among the highlights are the ceiling painting in the Festival Hall by Carlo Carlone, the gallery with paintings from the margravial gallery (Branch of the Bavarian State Galleries) and the Mirror Cabinet with its exquisite pieces of Meissen porcelain.

A special rarity are the prepared margravial horses from the 18th century.

The Gothic Hall remaining from the renaissance building contains the important »Adolf Bayer Collection of Ansbach Ceramics«.

In the Court Garden opposite, which also features an orangery, is a splendid parterre with summer flowers and numerous tub plants, as well as a medicinal herb garden.

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Ansbach Court Garden

Video about the Ansbach Residence


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Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach
Telefon 0981 953839-0

Opening hours

29 March-3 Oct.: 9 am-6 pm
4 Oct.-28 March: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays (except: 6 January, Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October, 1 November)

During the Bavarian State Exhibition (25.5.-6.11.2022 in the Orangery of the Ansbach Court Garden), the Ansbach Residenz is also open on Mondays.

Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31

General information on opening times and admission fees

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

Guided tours

From 9 am to 2 pm a visit is only possible with a guided tour.
Start of the tour: every hour on the hour (in German; approximately 50 minutes).
last guided tour: 1 pm

From 2 pm visitors can go around on their own (no guided tours)

Residence not accessible for the disabled

Due to construction work, access to the Residenz Ansbach is unfortunately not barrier-free at present (lift cannot be used). We apologise for the inconvenience.

Admission fees 2022

5 euros regular
4 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

Lift available, please inquire at the cash-desk; toilet for the disabled available


Court garden

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

Administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Ansbach
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach
Telefon 0981 953839-0
Fax 0981 953839-40
sgvansbach@ bsv.bayern.de

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