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. Make Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage) a centerpiece of your Bayreuth vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bayreuth vacation planner.
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  • Beautiful place and it's free! we enjoyed an afternoon walk through its beautiful gardens and I really loved the coloured stoned wall. We were lucky to see a wedding celebration here. Definitely a rom...  more »
  • Coming from the channel garden overlooking the shiny Golden Quadriga on the roof of the Temple of the Sun falls. This is the first impression, followed by many more. Orangerie, New Castle, the large swimming pool with its water games, the old Castle, the channel gardens and much more make the visit an experience. Understandable that here earlier nobles and Ghost sizes like strolled and felt and probably also soul left. Today, it is a haven for lovers of German cultural and natural treasures. Time schedule and do not rush through the equipment! (Was currently not possible with closely set schedule with a tour group). It is recommended to purchase a short guide of the gardens, to get an overview.
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  • Nice to walk and to look around...interesting water play in thise fountains. .nice garden with old trees and historical construction 
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  • You can spend an afternoon walking through the formal and informal gardens of the old and new Hermitage palace. Don´t forget the water fountains and the pavilions. The café in the orangery next to the sun temple was still open. They serve really nice Wilhelmine-tart (a chocolate tart named after the Margravine Wilhelmine) and a refreshing drink called Schlossgetränk (translates as "Castle-Drink") which is bitter lemon with two scoops of lemon ice cream (and lime bits for decoration). I loved it. It has a good chance of becoming a favourite summer drink. The park has nice walks and some nice views, pavilions, ... Parking was free and walking in the park, too.
  • A guided tour that fascinates and surprises that this curious Castle, halfway between a "hermit retreat" for court, accustomed to very different pomp, and the richness of the interior decorations, not to mention the beautiful underground Chamber with water, to which the distinguished and unsuspecting guests were subjected to their entry into the Castle. A really lovely place!
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  • Seen only with a guide. You have to wait 3 hours
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  • Very nice old lock him quiet and great landscaped courtyard at Bayreuth.
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  • Very nice facility.
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