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Eremitage Bayreuth

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  • Wolly

    Margrave Georg Wilhelm had 1715 not far from the residence city of Bayreuth the Old Castle Hermitage as the center of a courtly hermitage to build. In the year of his accession in 1735 Margrave Friedrich made the terrain of his wife Wilhelmine a gift. Intrigued by the uniqueness of the plant, the Margravine immediately began extensive expansion measures. She first had the Old Palace enlarged, including a music room, a Japanese Cabinet, and the Chinese Hall of Mirrors, where she wrote her famous memoirs.

    Between 1743 and 1745, various architectures and fountains, such as the Ruin Theater and the Lower Grotto, were created according to designs by Joseph Saint-Pierre. The construction of the New Castle with the Upper Grotto fell in the years 1749 to 1753. In the course of their expansion of existing gardens Wilhelmine resorted to traditional Baroque elements such as hedgerows, arcades and water features back. Among the gardens of the 18th century, the Hermitage occupies a special position.

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    • July 30, 2015

  • Hanky 🍁

    Fantastically beautiful park on the edge of Bayreuth. The Hermitage of Bayreuth is a historic park with water features and buildings that was created from 1715 and is one of the city's attractions. The so-called Old Castle, the New Castle and other smaller buildings are also located there.

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    • September 7, 2020

  • UdoS

    The park of the Hermitage is always worth a walk, there is in all weather a good way a little uphill downhill, quite contemplative

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    • February 11, 2019

  • Claus

    The Hermitage is actually always open (summer party only with admission). It's lovely to run and be captivated by its beauty. A visit to the castle is recommended. Just enjoy the Hermitage. 😎👍👍👍

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    • March 3, 2019

  • Ralf

    The lower grotto is a bit hidden in the park, but worth a visit. A spectacle of 24 water fountains regularly surprises.

    Not to miss the highlight here are the appointments: water games from May to mid-October hourly: Lower Grotto 10.15-17.15 clock

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    • June 12, 2019

  • Dagmar 🥾

    The Hermitage Bayreuth is worth a visit at any time of the year. Only the fountain systems are built in in winter.

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    • October 18, 2020

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    A beautiful area, at the moment no parking fees are charged ... Here you can really relax ... and also forget the time ... There is a lot to see here.

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    • February 24, 2021

  • Thomas P.

    Opening hours:
    April-September: 9-18 clock
    1st-15th October: 10-16 clock
    open daily
    Oct. 16-Mar.: Closed

    Water Features:
    May-October (hourly)
    Large basin: 10-18 o'clock
    Lower Grotto: 10.15-17.15

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    • December 15, 2016

  • Martin-Ernst

    Worth it with the whole family ❗️👍🏻🙌🏻

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    • October 22, 2018

  • ampfortas

    An eye-catcher in any light and easy to walk around

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    • January 6, 2020

  • rangerjacke

    The parking lot here is still free.

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    • March 15, 2020

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    In den Jahren 1749 bis 1753 wurde westlich des bisherigen Schlosses das Neue Schloss errichtet. Das dreiteilige Bauwerk aus einem runden Mittelgebäude und zwei seitlich davon angelegten Zirkelbauten, die nicht miteinander verbunden sind, wurde ursprünglich als Orangerie gebaut. Vor den Gebäuden entstand ein großes, von Treillagen eingerahmtes Bassin mit Wasserspielen, das als „Obere Grotte“ bezeichnet wird.
    Das Anbringen von Steinen, Kristallen und Glasstückn an den Außenwänden erzeugte die Farbigkeit.
    Die Bauausführung wurde 1748 dem Marquis de Montperny übertragen, Architekt des Ensembles war der Leiter des Hofbauamts Joseph Saint-Pierre.
    Zwischen den Zirkelbauten liegt das Mittelgebäude mit innen rundem, außen achteckigem Grundriss, mit dem diese nicht verbunden sind. Dessen Kuppeldach weist acht Rokoko-Gauben mit hochovalen Fenstern auf. Es trägt eine vergoldete Quadriga, die von einem fackeltragenden Apollo als Sinnbild der Sonne gelenkt wird. Daher wird das Gebäude meist als „Sonnentempel“ bezeichnet. Die nach den Haupthimmelsrichtungen gelegenen geraden Seiten sind durch zweiflügelige Türen durchbrochen, die anderen vier – konkav geschweiften – Wandflächen durch bis auf den Boden reichende Fenster mit dreieckigen Giebelbekrönungen. Der um das Dach verlaufende Sims, der optisch von Säulenpaaren mit Kompositkapitellen an den Ecken des Gebäudes getragen wird, trug ursprünglich Steinfiguren.Am 14. April wurde Bayreuth nach Artilleriebeschuss und Jagdbomberangriffen (mit Teilzerstörung der Eremitage aufgrund der Ablehnung einer kampflosen Übergabe durch den Kampfkommandanten General August Hagl) ohne deutsche Gegenwehr durch US-Truppen besetzt. Das Neue Schloss wurde dabei bis auf die Außenmauern zerstört und die gesamte Inneneinrichtung verbrannte. Die nicht mehr vorhandene Kuppel des Sonnentempels wurde zunächst provisorisch durch ein Zeltdach ersetzt.Der Wiederaufbau des Neuen Schlosses erfolgte nur noch äußerlich, die Restaurierungsarbeiten erstreckten sich über zehn Jahre. Die Innenräume wurden nicht rekonstruiert. Im Mai 1969 wurde auf dem Sonnentempel wieder eine Quadriga, ein Werk der Bildhauer Richard Stammberger und Bernhard Krauß, installiert. Im östlichen Zirkelbau ist heute ein gastronomischer Betrieb untergebracht.

    • February 24, 2021

  • Carmen 🐿️

    Well what else can you say there is an eye opening for me in every season ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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    • May 27, 2021

  • Carmen 🐿️

    Yes, you can take really good pictures at the Romantic Bridge, because everything around is 100% correct

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    • May 27, 2021

  • Naxxos

    The historic park "Hermitage" with water features and imaginative angles in Bayreuth was built in 1715.

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    • January 8, 2019

  • Hanky 🍁

    Funny snail mountain with pavilion.

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    • September 7, 2020

  • Hanky 🍁

    In the summer months, performances by the Bayreuth Studio Stage take place in the Roman Theater. Joan Baez also performed there in July 1995 with an open-air concert.

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    • September 7, 2020

  • Holzindien

    As a Lower Saxon I found the Hermitage really very impressive, the park, the buildings and the craftsmanship that is everywhere is overwhelmingly beautiful. An absolute must if you are a guest in Bayreuth.

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    • October 11, 2020

  • 🚵 Tobi

    Reconstruction of the Chinese pagoda on the Schneckenberg, which was built in the original late 18th century.

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    • May 29, 2017

  • UdoS

    The park of the Hermitage is always worth a walk, there is in all weather a good way a little uphill downhill, quite contemplative

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    • February 11, 2019

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    The old castle was built as a pleasure house from 1715 on the orders of Margrave Georg Wilhelms. The architect was probably the agricultural inspector Johann David Räntz the Elder. Ä., A student of Paul Decker. The construction management was with Johann Heinrich Endrich, who later built his own house on the edge of the park. The castle was built as a four-wing complex, which you entered through a small grotto in the south. In addition to the rooms of the margrave couple, there was also a ballroom in the north wing, and simple hermit apartments in the east and west wings. The castle was surrounded by linden trees, and there was a ground floor in front of the ballroom.The Hermitage was reserved for the margrave and a few courtiers. The court played a hermit life (hence the name “Hermitage”): during the day they stayed as hermits in the hermit houses scattered in the forest and in the evening they met in the ballroom of the palace.

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    • February 24, 2021

  • Naxxos

    Hermitage with the sun temple.

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    • January 8, 2019

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    The landscape park is a rococo gem and a prime example of the horticultural culture of the 18th century. It is variedly designed with a grotto, artificial ruins in the form of a ruin theater (1743), an ancient tomb, the hermitage for the Margrave Friedrich III. and a lost hermitage for Margravine Wilhelmine and a number of fountains. In anticipation of the romantic parks, many hidden corners and constantly changing perspectives and insights were created.

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    • February 24, 2021

  • Manu 🙋🏻‍♀️ & Zenzi 🐕

    In 1718 the so-called Parnassus was laid out, on an artificial rock there were statues of Apollo and the nine muses. Its name should be reminiscent of the mountain of the same name in Greece, which was dedicated to the god Apollo. The inauguration of the Hermitage in 1719 was celebrated with a market for the population and a three-day festival, which from then on was repeated every year as the Hermitage Kirchweih.

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    • February 24, 2021


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