Fantaisie Palace

Eckersdorf, Germany

Fantaisie Palace was begun in 1761 and completed after 1763 by Duchess Elisabeth Friederike Sophie von Württemberg, daughter of the Bayreuth Margrave Friedrich and his wife Wilhelmine. The attractive palace park combines elements from three main style epochs: Rococo, Sensibility and Historicism.

The palace is the location of the first garden museum in Germany, with exhibits, displays and videos vividly recreating the history of garden design.

Among the highlights is the copy of the famous inlaid cabinet by the Spindler brothers.

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Founded: 1761
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Sarah (3 months ago)
Beautiful landscape in Fantaisie Castle. The café is highly recommended, cakes are very fresh. Staff always friendly. Always my pleasure.
Ahmad Huseynli (3 months ago)
I had a nice cup of coffee under sunny shiny weather.
Reinhard Schiller (5 months ago)
Had a small one here. Had a birthday party (10 people). The adjoining room was beautifully decorated and we were alone - the service manager who served us was very friendly. There was a large selection of cakes - something for everyone. We liked it very much.
Irmingard Meier (14 months ago)
Seats outside all occupied - no wonder, the 1st warm Sunday. Luckily there are still seats in the café; after waiting patiently with 3 other occupied tables, harsh message that "there is nothing inside today". Probably our own fault for daring to sit down.
Anna Fröhlich (14 months ago)
Unfortunately we had to wait a long time on a Sunday afternoon before we were finally served... but the wait was definitely worth it! Because the homemade cakes and tarts were to melt away ?!
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