In the times of castles rulers were proud to have exotical plants in their gardens like lemon and oranges. As winter in middle Europe are to cold for these kind of plants buildings were set up in the gardens to house them during winter time. These buildings are called Orangerie. Also in the Hofgarten of the residence in Ansbach you will find a...more
The monument of Kaspar Hauser shows the scene when he first showed up in the streets of Nuremberg holding a note in his hands and pretending he was locked away in a tiny cell since he was baby. The other figure shows him when he became 'civilized'. Also the note that he had with him at first is part of the monument.more
In the Hofgarten close to the Orangerie you can have a look at a monument commemorating the mysterius Kaspar Hauser.On the monument you can read in latin: "On this spot an unknown was murdered by an unknown". Kaspar Hauser is one mystery in German history.See the link below for more information about him.more
The monument found in the Hofgarten close to the Orangerie is dedicated to Johann Peter Uz. He was poet and official of the margrave. He lived from 1720 to 1796.The bronze figure was made by Carl Alexander von Heideloff in 1825.On the base you can read the inscription saying:"To the wise, to the poet, to the friend of mankind. His admirers."The...more
The Residence developed from a late medieval building complex. Its todays look was formed in the 18th century by Gabriel di Gabrieli and Karl Friedrich von Zocha. Leopold Retti made the interior in early rococo style.Inside of the residence you can visit a galerie with paintings from the margraves collection aswell as an exhibition of porcelain...more
In the Hofgarten of the residence in Ansbach you will find the Herb Garden. Inside you will find an information board commemorating the doctor Leonhart Fuchs. He lived from 1501 to 1566.Leonhart Fuchs was the personal doctor of the Margrave Georg von Brandenburg here in Ansbach from the year 1527 to 1543. As in that time medicine was mainly based...more
If you enter the park (Hofpark) belonging to the Residence Castle in Ansbach you will notice a smaller garden on theside. It is the herb garden with several different herbs that were used as medicine in the past. Small signs show you which plants are growing there. Some parts of this interesting shaped garden are also planted with grass, but have a...more
Inside the St. Gumbertus Church you will find the largest baroque organ of Franconia. Originally it was built by Johann Christoph Wiegleb who was born on the 18th of March 1690 in Heldritt and died on the 15th of November in Steppach. After years of education and being organ constructor for the Earl of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, in 1739...more
The church St. Gumbertus is named after Gumbert. He lived during the 8th century. Around 750 he founded a monastery in Ansbach. Gumbert was elected as abbot of Würzburg, but died during the election. He was declared a Saint. In the art he is shown with a crook and a model of a church.In the church you will find art and parts of a millennium. The...more
Pfarrstrasse 31, Ansbach, Bavaria, 91522, Germany
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Promenade 30, Ansbach, Bavaria, 91522, Germany
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Am Bocksberg 80, Ansbach, Bavaria, 91522, Germany
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Great restaurant with delicious food and nice staff. Quiet and nicely decorated. Very willing to accomodate your taste by modifying food--not so spicy, put the sauce from this dish with the meat from this dish, etc. We've been here several times and have enjoyed our food each time.
Parking is easiest from Hwy 13 on Alexanderstr by the bike shop, there's a back entrance; also limited parking on Nuernberger Strasse.
Open Daily (sometimes closed on Mondays:
11:30 - 13:30 and 17:30 - 23:00
or by appointment for groups
Favorite Dish: Beef with a creamy curry sauce.
Without a doubt, the old town or Aldstadt of Ansbach is the first place I recommend for visitors. Take a good camera with you, some comfortable shoes, and enough Euros for the day. Know a few standard German phrases so you can ask for the price of things, order a menu item, and be polite in your conversations - Danke, bitte, ich moch de eins... (Thank you, please, I would like one of ....).
Respect their store hours. They open early in the morning, close for a long lunch, and close around 7:00 in the evening. Do not complain about it. They are often closed on Sundays - even the truck traffic is shut down on Sundays. Respect that, too. Do not look for a Walmart. They respect and honor local businesses, and they honor and respect health.
Buy your bread from a local bakery each day, and eat it that day. There are no preservatives in the food, so it goes bad quickly...as it ought to. Do not drink yourself drunk...it's stupid. Instead, enjoy a beer at dinner, at lunch, or even breakfast, but do not become stinking "Savannah-style" drunk.
Take advantage of the hiking trails (brick and cement) which connect the towns). Hiking and biking are your principal personal modes of travel. It's healthy for you to walk everywhere.
Do not wear American tee shirts with stupid sayings on them. In fact, dress simply, comfortably, and tastefully. Be sure to purchase some Bavarian lace items, painted glassware, or a cuckoo clock made in the Black Forest region. And enjoy the pleasure of the local bakeries - a cup of coffee and a pastry each morning - followed by a long walk - will do wonders for the soul.
Fondest memory: I love the cleanliness of Ansbach...the order and exactness of the city. When one puts the order of a simple breakfast with the ancientness of a city well-built to last centuries and the intelligence of its residents, one is challenged to think of reasons why a return to America is preferable. A visit to the classrooms of the public schools reveals a citizenry which does not value obnoxious behavior or outlandish displays of attention-getting behaviors, and expects its children to stay focused on being producers and contributors instead of detractors and cosnumers. In fact, gluttonous consumption is still considered a sin...the seven deadly sins is still avoided, while we in the US are addicted to gluttony.
Need I say more?