After the Old Palace burned down, the new town residence (Neues Schloss) for Margrave Friedrich von Brandenburg-Bayreuth was begun by Joseph Saint-Pierre in 1753. Margravine Wilhelmine had considerable influence on its final form, designing some of the rooms herself, including the Cabinet of Fragmented Mirrors and the Old Music Room with its pastel portraits of singers, actors and dancers. The Palm Room with its outstanding walnut panelling is a typical example of the Rococo style in Bayreuth.
On the ground floor of the New Palace today the museums 'Margravine Wilhelmine's Bayreuth' and 'Bayreuth Faience – Rummel Collection' with outstanding items from the Bayreuth Manufactory can be seen. The faience collection covers the whole period of production from its beginnings until 1788. The Gallery Rooms contain Dutch and German paintings from the 18th century.
The rooms of the small but remarkable Italian Palace are an impressive example of the 'Bayreuth rococo' style in its later manifestation with the flower tendrils, trellis rooms and grottos that were its typical features.References:
Krickenbeck moated castle is one of the oldest on the lower Rhine. Its history dates back to the year 1104, when the castle was first mentioned. It is unclear why the old castle, which was certainly inhabited by Count Reginar, was abandoned or destroyed. In the mid-13th century the castle was moved to the current location. At the end of the 14th century the new castle belonged to the Counts of Kleve.
Johann Friedrich II of Schesaberg converted the castle into a Baroque mansion between 1708-1721. On September 7, 1902, a fire destroyed the entire mansion. From 1903 to 1904, a three-winged castle was built in the Neo-Renaissance style. Today Krickenbeck is a conference center.