Hermitage Old Palace, Bayreuth

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Take at least half a day to visit the extensive grounds of the Hermitage Old Palace, 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 Old Palace and other Bayreuth attractions using our handy Bayreuth tour itinerary app .
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  • Very nice and large park area. If you bring time and can't wait for a guided tour through the old castle is recommended. Unfortunately, the guides at great intervals take place although some 3-4 persons behind the cash register.
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  • Very nice Park, with his "Follies", false cave, nymphaeum and Roman ruins. The façade of the covered galeri of false stones may seem responsible to french eyes, but it's really something to see! Lunch not far to the bottom of the Park in what is now a boutique hotel. They serve under the umbrellas of the typical Franconian dishes (sausages, potatoes) but also refined salads. Slightly higher prices. Lovely service and who speaks English!
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  • one of the most elegant sites in the era. together with the altes schloss. the fountains work a few minutes every hour.  more »
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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.
  • Free parking. No entrance fee for the Park. Beautiful resort where is good to stop.
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  • A beautifully landscaped park of enough shady corners and many buildings to the discover offers. The Park is very large and easy to reach by car. There are many parking lots and roads are very well attached, so you they can handle with wheelchair and Rolator. In addition to the old and new castle there are many waterways, statues, buildings here in the Park, to explore trees and buildings. The facility is subject to the Bavarian castles administration and is very super, clean and well kept. Has to offer one of the most beautiful places the Bayreuth. The old Castle displays a very rustic architecture and fits wonderfully here into the landscape. There are 5 star from me.
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  • 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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  • Spacious park area, everything was very great sightlines and impressive water features and attentive. To reach with the car.
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