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. The Gothic Hall remaining from the medieval 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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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)
Closed on: January 1, Shrove Tuesday, December 24/25/31
Visit only possible with a guided tour; start of the tour every hour 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
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
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