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.
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.
At the moment, the sights of the Bavarian Palace Department are still closed. We are currently preparing for the reopening of our houses. As soon as we can provide more detailed information about where and how we will be able to reopen our sights, we will inform you about it here (as of 5.3.2021).
9 am-6 pm
October-March: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays (except: 6 January, Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 15 August, 3 October, 1 November)
Last admission is currently at 5 pm.
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
Currently only the reduced admission price applies.
4 euros reduced
Lift available, please inquire at the cash-desk; toilet for the disabled available
Bus to "Schlossplatz"
Short- and long-term car parks near Ansbach Residence
Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung Ansbach
Fax 0981 953839-40