Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), Bayreuth

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Take at least half a day to visit the extensive grounds of the Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), a residential palace and museum. While the Baroque gardens are traditional, they were the first in Germany to include waterfalls along with its hedge gardens and pergolas. The Old Palace, constructed in 1715 by the Margrave Georg Wilhelm, was expanded upon greatly in the 1740s and 1750s with the addition of a music room, Asian mirror cabinets, the Ruined Theater, the New Palace, and the upper and lower grottos. From May to October, catch one of the hourly waterworks show in the garden's fountains. Work out when and for how long to visit Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage) and other Bayreuth attractions using our handy Bayreuth tour itinerary app.
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  • Before we set out on this trip we checked the website which said the facility was open but upon arrival it was closed. The palace grounds were quite nice, even in the winter but would be even nicer.....  more »
  • Looks like any other palace. Big and with a pool with a fountain in the middle. You may stroll in the surrounding gardens and encounter a few more ponds and fountains.  more »
  • Gorgeous gardens to stroll around and even some hilly or steeper paths if you're feeling up for it. In summertime, the fountains do a little show on the hour. Tours in German or with a printout in English.
  • Great seen from outside, I did not visit the inside since the garden around was much attractive
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