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Schloss Friedenstein

99867 Gotha, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3621 82340
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Fantastic collections

Gotha is a cute tiny city, but it's worth the detour, mainly because of Schloss Friedenstein. The... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Stian H
Trondheim, Norway

A long haul up the hill but well worth the visit many rooms to view ceilings stunning issued with... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
keith c
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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99867 Gotha, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3621 82340
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Gotha is a cute tiny city, but it's worth the detour, mainly because of Schloss Friedenstein. The castle itself is a great attraction, but also the diverse collections are amazing.

Thank Stian H
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank keith c
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...More

1  Thank travel-around1004
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...More

2  Thank marcmgvanhoey
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...More

Thank PeterSunshineCoast
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
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...More

Thank WhiteAnt2008
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank DDLee10
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...More

2  Thank publiussulla
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...More

1  Thank ChicaBandita1
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