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Hermitage Castle (Altes Schloss Ermitage), Bayreuth
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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Nice to walk and to look around...interesting water play in thise fountains. .nice garden with old trees and historical construction
Sehr schön Viel zu sehen Schön gepflegt Viel Grün und viel zu entdecken. Für Jibbet ein Traum könnte ich mir vorstellenVery nice lot to see beautiful well maintained greenery and much to discover. Jibbet a dream could imagine Ishow original
Das alte Schloss ist insgesamt sehr schön anzuschauen. Viele tolle Ecken gibt es zu erkunden und bestaunen. Leider lässt der Pflegezustand an vielen Stellen zu wünschen übrig. Da ist die Bayerische Sc... read more »The old castle is overall very nice to look at. Many great places are there to explore and marvel at. Unfortunately the maintenance status can be at many places to be desired. There, the Bavarian castles management is time required to incorporate a little money in this region.show original
Patricia Díaz Michaelsen
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.
Mario BauerBeautiful facility, where you can walk several hoursshow original
Fabian ZVery nice facility.show original
Thorsten StrebVery nice castle complex. Loads to the walk ashow original
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