The Residenz Ansbach has a massive garden and an Orangery which today serve as a backdrop for concerts and music festivals. A garden was first mentioned in the 16th century in the herbal accounts of Leonhart Fuchs. Between 1723 and 1750, it was designed as a Baroque garden. Severely damaged during World War II, it was reconstructed after the war, including an herb garden with many medicinal plants and a house to keep potted plants in winter.
Chief architect Carl Friedrich von Zocha created an Orangerie as an architectural center of the gardens. It was begun in 1726, but seems to have been incomplete when Frederick the Great visited in September 1743.
The Orangerie and its courtyard host the annual Rococo Festival, showing life in the court at the time of Margrave Carl Wilhelm Friedrich von Brandenburg-Ansbach.
We stopped at the Orangery Cafe for a bit of a break, to have a coffee, some cakes and of course some gelato. Perfect summer day in a wonderful setting.
Is this where Monet created many of his masterpieces?
No I think most of his masterpieces in particular the waterlilies, were inspired in France. Although it would not take much be be inspired here either!
Ya, know now that they were referring to the orangerie museum in France, silly me
I don’t know this stuff but I google most of it to sound smart! 🙂