Ansbach Germany

Guide for the rail traveller

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Local languageGerman
Country Germany


Introduction

Throughout its 1250 year history Ansbach has seen squabbles and devastation, the worst occurring during World War II. Fortunately the baroque centre was not destroyed, where the Castle of the Margraves can be found. This former residence has 27 state rooms and an impressive hall of mirrors; the Bavarian State Collection of porcelain is also kept here. Even more remarkable is the Jewish

synagogue, also perfectly preserved despite the town’s Jewish population being eradicated during the war.


Another important attraction is the Herrieder Gate, a 47 metre clock tower that was once part of the city wall. There is plenty of greenery suitable for cycling and hiking, particularly in the Lach Woods. Ansbach’s central park is the Hofgarten, with many pretty ornamental flowers.

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