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  • SydneyPerla
    Sydney498 contributions
    We visited Fürstlich Greizer Park several times. All year around it is worth a visit.
    There is plenty to discover: a huge collection of trees from all over the world, a lake with many fish and birds (mainly ducks and swans), the Sommerpalais Palace and the Cafe Küchenhaus are to be found there, too, and a floral clock.
    We really enjoyed a walk through the vast greenery. We'd say it is one of the top sights in Greiz. We cannot even say what season was our favorite: it is lovely in spring, summer, autumn and winter likewise.
    Written 21 June 2016
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  • vladimir70
    Odessa, Ukraine234 contributions
    This is an imposing structure on top of the hill in Greiz. It is not too high and pretty close to the centre of the town, so not much of a walk. Very nice trails around its walls, providing great views. The castle itself is particularly interesting in a way it allows you to see different eras and architecture styles that were used in its construction and reconstruction.
    Written 19 December 2018
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  • vladimir70
    Odessa, Ukraine234 contributions
    I actually prefered this one to the one on the top. The one of the top is more of a fortress, This one is for living, so it is warmer, cozier. Has many rooms open for the visitors. The receiption people were very welcoming, provided me with instructions on how to see this place and an audioguide. There is a nice little cafe in the building where you can have coffee and cake (not other dishes).
    Written 19 December 2018
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  • SydneyPerla
    Sydney498 contributions
    We visited the beautifully renovated Sommerpalais Greiz (Summer Palace) in different seasons.
    The palace of the former princes of Reuss is situated in the lush green English-like Greizer Park and it is already from outside quite impressive. Inside there is a vast book and copperplate collection as well as a collection of historical and modern satirical cartoons (the biggest collection of its kind in Germany!). When we walked through the Beletage and looked at the stucco, textile wall covers and furniture we really felt what it was like to live here.
    The entry fee of 4 EUR/person is more than okay. When you purchase the Museumskarte you can visit all 3 palaces.
    Have a walk through Greizer Park, an English landscape park with a huge collection of plants and trees. It is simply beautiful. There is a floral clock, a lake, flowers, birds and much more. During the summer months the little cafe next to the palace is open. We had a coffee and a cake there and enjoyed the view. Do not miss the so called Luftbrücke (Aeral Bridge) that got its name as it was always taken down in autumn and re-erected in spring. It was as invisible as air to the locals in wintertime :)

    Hint: we think Sommerpalais is closed on Mondays but please double-check with the Tourist Information or online.
    Written 17 June 2016
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  • SydneyPerla
    Sydney498 contributions
    We visited this popular scenic lookout in several seasons. The walk up there is nice: in spring and summer through a green forest, in autumn the trees turn orange, red and yellow (beautiful scenery!) and in winter you have a fantastic view across the landscape.
    The tower itself is just a red brick building, pretty cute but you cannot go inside. The major attraction is rather the surrounding forest and the lookout. We enjoyed it a lot.
    Written 21 June 2016
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  • SydneyPerla
    Sydney498 contributions
    We visited Weisses Kreuz in winter. It was a lovely stroll uphill. At some points it is very steep and you need to be careful. But the climb is all worth it: the view across the Park Lake, the park itself, the Oberes Schloss Palace and the town is simply breathtaking.
    It is a bit hard to find: you need to walk either through the park (rear exit) and follow the signs or you ask at the Tourist Information Greiz (Unteres Schloss). If you have a friend in town he or she will know the shortest and best way to get there.
    Written 21 June 2016
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  • SydneyPerla
    Sydney498 contributions
    We visited Greiz several times and we really enjoyed not only the beautiful location in a valley but also the architecture mix. Neo Classicism is to be found around the Lower Palace (Unteres Schloss) and the neighbouring school and Town Church "St Mary", Art Noveau/Art Deco buildings are to see along Thomasstr. and the market square (Town Hall is Neo Classicism again as much as we know) and Baroque and Romanesque in parts of the Upper Palace (Oberes Schloss). Do not forget to have a walk into Newtown (Neustadt) as it is a"Gründerzeit" quarter, small but beautiful with many restored buildings.
    There is also the possibility to book a guided tour (sometimes themed tours) through Greiz. The Tourist Information can help you with that.
    We clicked on 1-2 hrs to visit, but that doesnt include visits to Lower and Upper Palace as well as Sommerpalais and/or Greizer Park. When you take all on your list you will certainly need a day or so (depending on how fast you walk).
    Written 30 June 2016
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