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Amazing preservation of contents and architectural details

The palace building is absolutely enormous! The portion open for touring includes the living... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ClaudiaJH7
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Houston, Texas
Impressive and Interesting!

It’s an amazing surprise to find a sight that interesting when you’re stranded in Gotha with about... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
travelllily
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The palace building is absolutely enormous! The portion open for touring includes the living, reception, and function rooms of the royals plus a guest bedroom that Napoleon and other luminaries slept in. It also has several rooms full of precious objects from the royal,s “cabinet”...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

It’s an amazing surprise to find a sight that interesting when you’re stranded in Gotha with about two ours time and no idea about the local history. The building is impressive, information provided plenty and the museum definitely worth the visit - I recommend planning...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

It’s worth spending the extra 2.5 Euro for the English audioguide in the main building (on top of the hill). The guide will not cover the smaller (but still fairly large) art gallery at the bottom of the hill, but you can rent a different...More

2  Thank Cashorcredit
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.

1  Thank Agathon S
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

1  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

2  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

3  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

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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

1  Thank WhiteAnt2008
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