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Bavaria’s Gold – special exhibition in the Knights' Hall


Cover of the exhibition leaflet (detail)

6 July to 14 October 2018

The exhibition tells the story of goldmining in Bavaria and illustrates the importance of gold in the religious and secular goldsmithing arts, in the craft of gold-beating and in the early tinsel industry in Franconia.

The exhibition is open during the opening hours of the Imperial Castle and included in the admission charge for the Palas and the Imperial Castle Museum.

Leaflet on the special exhibition »Bavaria’s Gold«


Picture: Knights' Hall, depiction of the Imperial procession at Nuremberg

Information for visitors with reduced mobility

There is a lift to the Knights' Hall in the Palas; all other rooms in the Imperial Castle can only be reached via stairs.

The inner castle courtyard is accessible for wheelchair users.

At the entrance to the Deep Well there is one step to be negotiated.

Castle Gardens: Access via 3 steps, apart from that no difficulties

Maria Sibylla Merian Garden: Access via 5 steps


Photography and filming

Taking pictures of the outside of the castle for private use does not require a permit. Photo and film shootings taken for further use as well as the flying of drones / multicopters are basically subject to approval and charges. Here you will find information on photography permits / film permits.


Free wi-fi is available in the following areas: Freiung and Outer Courtyard


Dogs are not allowed inside the castle (also Deep Well and Sinwell Tower) and in the gardens (Castle Garden and Maria Sibylla Merian Garden). They may be taken on leads into the castle courtyard.

Map of the Castle

Picture: Map of the Imperial Castle

Enlarged map including a legend


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