Fantaisie Palace was begun in 1761 and completed after 1763 by Duchess Elisabeth Friederike Sophie von Württemberg, daughter of the Bayreuth Margrave Friedrich and his wife Wilhelmine.
The attractive palace park combines elements from three main style epochs: Rococo, Sensibility and Historicism.
The palace is the location of the first garden museum in Germany, with exhibits, displays and videos vividly recreating the history of garden design.
Among the highlights is the copy of the famous inlaid cabinet by the Spindler brothers.
Further information and tips for visitors can be found at
Bayreuther Straße 2
Fantaisie Palace is open to the public, but the number of visitors is limited and groups are not allowed. People can go around on their own; guided tours are currently not available.
Further information at
9 am-6 pm
1-15 October: 10 am-4 pm
(except: Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 3 October)
closed 16 October-March
3.50 euros regular
3 euros reduced
May-October 9 am-6 pm every hour on the hour
The museum is accessible for wheelchair users; there is a lift to the first floor.
The park is only accessible in parts because of steep paths.
Café Schloss Fantaisie
Bus to "Donndorf Hotel Fantaisie"
Car park available; bus parking spaces only near the town hall