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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
    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. 
    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 »
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  • A beauty. Once must visit. Really nice guides and palace. But visit during June July months to get entry into more rooms of the palace
  • Book the tour to see the old castle. The interior fountain show is beautiful. We did the tour in German, not sure if it is available in English.

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