News from the Bavarian Palaces, Gardens and Lakes
Residenz Würzburg
Dear partners of the Bavarian Palaces, Gardens and Lakes,
in our palaces, castles and parks the summer season is in full swing. Highlights such as the opening of the new World Heritage information centre in Bayreuth and the reopening of the Princely Apartments in Johannisburg Palace, Aschaffenburg, offer a wide range of travel opportunities for every taste.

With over 30 parks and court gardens we offer idyllic surroundings in which to relax and experience the impressive natural surroundings of Bavaria – at any time of year

Join us on an inspiring tour of the Bavarian cultural landscape!

The tourism team of the Bavarian Palace Administration
Holidays in the green of northern Bavaria: where nature meets culture
Discover the highlights of our gardens and parks in northern Bavaria in the second part of our series ‘Holidays in the Green’. See how easy it is to create a holiday that combines nature and culture and find out where your guests can satisfy their creature comforts
In the next edition of our newsletter we’ll be taking you back to the gardens in the southern part of Bavaria.
Garden highlights of northern Bavaria
A new museum for the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
The Margravial Opera House is the best preserved example of a free-standing Baroque court theatre, which in 2012 earned it a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
This year a new World Heritage information centre entitled ‘Margravial Opera House. World Heritage & Museum’ opened its doors.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the world of courtly festivals and music culture. In addition to numerous interactive stations, a true-to-scale, functional stage reconstruction is available to try out elements of stage technology such as the curtain or the scenery drive.

The museum was specifically designed to be accessible to everyone. With the help of a multimedia guide for adults in various languages, at least two senses are always addressed. The guide is also available in sign language, as an audio description and in simplified language. A multimedia guide for children in German is also available.
The exhibition is equipped with tactile floor markings and plans for visually impaired visitors. In addition to exhibits, pictures and texts there are hands-on, tactile, audio and film stations providing the opportunity for active participation.
Margravial Opera House: World Heritage & Museum
The Würzburg Residence and Court Garden: impressive views of an outstanding palace and garden complex
With spectacular aerial views and impressive photos of the interior, we’ve created an insider tour of the Würzburg Residence specially for you, which shows you details that otherwise go unnoticed. The pictures also shed a new light on the magnificent Court Garden

On our YouTube channel you can already see exclusive images of our palaces and castles in the form of spectacular aerial views and impressive interior photos.
Feel free to incorporate the photos in your websites via the corresponding link. Additional footage is available for download on our website.
Würzburg Residence and Court Garden Imageclip
The legend of the fairy-tale king: coaches, sleighs and riding accessories in the Marstallmuseum in Munich
The Marstallmuseum in Nymphenburg Palace houses the internationally unique collection of vehicles belonging to King Ludwig II. The king participated personally in the production of his state vehicles, and was intensively involved from the initial idea to the final details in the planning and building of the coaches and sleighs.
Also on display in the museum is the model of a sleigh with putti, a mere 20 centimetres long, which was made for King Ludwig II in order to give him a better idea of what the sleigh would look like full size.
With over forty representative carriages, coaches and sleighs that belonged to the Wittelsbachs, the museum documents the art of vehicle building at the court over a period of three hundred years. Magnificent harnesses, fine riding accoutrements and historical pictures bring the travel and representational culture of the court to life.
Marstallmuseum (Museum of carriages and sleighs)
Johannisburg Palace in Aschaffenburg
Following comprehensive renovation, visitors can now experience the reopened Princely Apartments and the State Gallery in Johannisburg Palace in Aschaffenburg.
The original furniture from the palace from the end of the 18th century is on display in the magnificent historical apartments. The 250 impressive paintings in the branch gallery of the Bavaria State Painting Collections and the valuable collection of vestments in the Parament Chamber have also been redesigned.
This important Late Renaissance palace is located in the centre of Aschaffenburg on the banks of the River Main and served until 1803 as the subsidiary residence of the Mainz archbishops and electors.
The world’s largest collection of cork architectural models, faithful reproductions of the most famous buildings in ancient Rome, is a further special feature of the Johannisburg Palace. 
Johannisburg Palace in Aschaffenburg
Service info: B2B area for tourism professionals
The opening times, useful documents and current information (e.g. current price lists etc.) about the palaces, castles and gardens for which the Bavarian Palace Administration is responsible can be found on our website under the heading »Tourism / Travel Trade (B2B area)«.
B2B area
Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen
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