Rococo Dressed in Green
Every summer, Ansbach’s parks morph into festival grounds that tell stories of the Middle Ages, the Baroque, and the Rococo era.
The royal gardens in Ansbach date back to the early 16th century when Leonhart Fuchs, for whom the fuchsia is named, did his plant research in these gardens. His work helped establish the herb garden where, to this day, you can find the medicinal plants from the famous work “New Kreuterbuch” from 1543. The rest of the garden was redesigned in the 18th century in the French style and to this day, the double Linden alley is at the core of the park. Southern flair dominates the orangery and its 170 container plants during the summer: there are citrus trees, bitter oranges, pistachios, olives, figs, pomegranates, and laurels. The “Rokoko-Festspiele” feature reenactments of margravial life in its day.
Picnic in the royal garden
Order a picnic basket filled to the brim with all sorts of delicious treats at the tourist information center.