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Schloss Friedenstein

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Address: 99867 Gotha, Thuringia, Germany
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A long haul up the hill but well worth the visit many rooms to view ceilings stunning issued with overshoes to save damaging the wooden floors large range of stuffed birds and... read more

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keith c
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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446 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A long haul up the hill but well worth the visit many rooms to view ceilings stunning issued with overshoes to save damaging the wooden floors large range of stuffed birds and animals I had not realised how big the place was until i came out into the courtyard It is well worth a visit 10 euro entry fee no... More 

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Jena, Germany
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I brought my family here and I had to wait for the guided tour. However, the lady could not speak good English at all and I had to do tour with a German couple and she spoke German all the time and I was given a book to read on each room that we visited. However, I had to stay... More 

Thank travel-around1004
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

THE huge castle lying above THE city is looking Great. THE museum entrance is 10 euro for all exhibitions and THE ducal museum across the street...but In THE castle lightning is bad, text is very small written and You mau only take pictures if You pay extra. Supervisors are typical former east german women. Real Gardners... THE circuit is not... More 

1 Thank marcmgvanhoey
Sunshine Coast
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104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is one of the most elegantly designed castle complexes in Thuringia. The imposing spires, the white walls and open courtyard lead you into a collection of royal suites full of historical objects and portraits. Some of the displays are in English, and you begin to understand the connections of this place and the Coburg - Saxony line to the... More 

Thank PeterSunshineCoast
Manchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

T he schloss dominates this pretty town. We only visited the outside and walked in the park. It is worth the walk for the amazing views. Strange to think that members of the British royal family walked here.

Thank libraryhelen
Rugby, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

It's none too clear how best to reach the Schloss from the rail station. I chose to get the tram to the Orangerie, which meant an initial pleasant walk but then some confusion about whether to go left or right when you reach a fence at the side of the Schloss. I chose to go left towards the car park,... More 

Thank WhiteAnt2008
Wild Western Wyoming
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348 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Great views of the city and interesting history. The castle is in various stages of restoration, so it's not a gorgeous place... yet. I do know this was the former East Germany, and resources were very scarce for decades, so I take in the condition with that in mind. It's worth visiting if you're in the area. Easy to find,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

This is a big place. The palace was not hard to find just follow the signs and we were able to park nearby for free (a big plus in Europe) and just walk up the path to the front door. The tour is self guided with audio guide which was informative. Pictures are permitted without flash. The inside of the... More 

2 Thank publiussulla
Los Angeles
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78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Second visit at the museums night - and it was way better than the first visit. The castle looked beautiful in different, colorful light at night. It was opened until 12pm an several guided tours were offered which you could join if you liked. The service was extra friendly especially to my american friends I had with me to show... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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173 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We visited the ducal museum - very worth spending few hours in this 'Thuringian Louvre'. Also, make sure you enjoy a lengthy walk in the castles park. Do not miss the 'Kasematten' (tour only, daily at 13:00, 17:00 at the Kasematten entrance inside the park, limited group size, better make reservations in advance) - which will leave a great impression.... More 

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