Bayreuth New Palace

Bayreuth, Germany

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.



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Founded: 1753
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)

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JST KSK (28 days ago)
Beautiful modern castle. A great view into history. Perfect for a day trip.
Krishna Ajay (2 months ago)
It’s old castle but historical
Radoslav Tsvetkov (Rado) (2 months ago)
Worthy collection. Very beautiful rococo and baroque exhibition. Beautiful interior.
Marie T (3 months ago)
Unfortunatly I was quite irritated after an accumulation of things that made me not enjoy my visit as much as I would have like to. I was disapointed not to be able to see the pink room, maybe it was in restauration. I found it annoying to have to leave my bag, it was the 1st time I had to in a museum. In the Residenz of Würzburg, I was forced to leave my umbrella and got it stollen afterwards, so it doesn't sit well with me to let my stuff around. It's irritating to have the employees following you around as you visit. Some let you personnal space but some other stare at you insistently and keep following you closly, one particulary did ruin the visit for me. It's like being treated as stealers or something of the sort... Many rooms were kept in the dark, maybe it is in a purpose of conservation but I didn't saw it so much elsewhere. Nonetheless, the entry is very cheap and the place is definetely worth a visit, so I will certainly come back to give it an other chance.
Inna K (14 months ago)
I'd like to give 5 stars because it's wonderful place... but... all panels with descriptions were only in German. Big shame.
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