Garden Museum Fantaisie Palace – Eckersdorf/Donndorf near Bayreuth

Picture: Fantaisie Palace

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.

Picture: Spindler Cabinet external link

Spindler Cabinet

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.

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Fantaisie Palace Park



Further information and tips for visitors can be found at

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Object information:


Bayreuther Straße 2
95488 Eckersdorf/Donndorf
Telephone 0921 731400-11

Opening hours

April-September: 9 am-6 pm
1-15 October: 10 am-4 pm
closed Mondays
(except: Easter Monday, 1 May, Whit Monday, 3 October)

closed 16 October-March

General information on opening times and admission charges

Guided tours

On request

Admission charges 2020

3.50 euros regular
3 euros reduced

Combination ticket
"Die Welt der Wilhelmine"
(all Bayreuth objects)
18 euros regular
16 euros reduced

Annual season tickets/
14-day tickets

All opening hours and admission charges at a glance


May-October 9 am-6 pm every hour on the hour

Further information

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Information for visitors with reduced mobility:

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.

Franchised restaurants and hotels:

Café Schloss Fantaisie
Telefon 0921 7563313 CafeSchlossFantaisie

Nearest railway station:


Public transport with nearest stop:

Bus to "Donndorf Hotel Fantaisie"

Parking space:

Car park available; bus parking spaces only near the town hall

Responsible administrative office

Schloss- und Gartenverwaltung
Ludwigstraße 21
95444 Bayreuth
Telefon 0921 75969-0
Fax 0921 75969-15

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