New Castle Meersburg towers impressively over the vineyards and the Bodensee. The Baroque residence of the Prince-Bishops of Constance has lost none of its beauty since its construction from 1710 onwards. It impresses with its stately architecture and equipment. Impressive is the staircase leading into the Beletage with its statues and the elaborate ceiling painting. Even today, the tour through the private rooms, state apartments and the Hall of Mirrors with the exhibits on display gives interesting insights into the life of the prince-bishops in the 18th century.
The baroque garden impresses with its magnificent panoramic view of Lake Constance up to the peaks of the Alpine chain. He goes back to the design of Christoph Gessinger 1712, who had created the plant in French style on two terraces. He is an excellent example of how to create a pleasure garden within a confined space. The garden pavilion on the lower terrace is accessible through special tours.
Visits: Garden and terrace is always freely accessible. Tour of the residence castle during opening hours.
Standard guided tour: The guided tour of the castle guides you through the private rooms of the Prince-Bishops of Constance and the splendid State Apartment, giving you an impression of the life on the Meersburger Hof, the hobbies of the regents and the development of the Lake Constance landscape. Above all, you can look forward to the most amusing stucco equipment of a baroque building! The castle awaits your guests with its unique atmosphere.
Standard guided tours in summer: 01. April to 03. November: daily at 14.00.
Standard tours in winter: 04. November to 31. March: Sun and holidays, 14.00 clock
During the summer season, special tours are offered on various topics of the court: See the information on the website www.neues-schloss-meersburg.de or in the special guide brochure.
Group tours and foreign-language tours by appointment.
Special feature: Shop
• The special tour "À la française". The Meersburg Hofgarten "makes use of historical images and plans with the refined 18th-century court garden and its role models known. The conclusion is the visit of the "pleasure house" on the lower garden terrace. Dates: 21.4.2019 (14.00), 16.6.2019 (16.00), 18.8.2019 (14.00), 15.9.2019 (14.00) and 6.10.2019 (14.00).
WC: toilets available
Dogs: Allowed on a leash in the garden; In the New Castle itself no dogs are allowed.
Accommodation: In the old town of Meersburg
Dining options: Café on the terrace
01. April to 03.November 2019: daily 10.00-17.00 o'clock; Guided tour: daily, 4:00 pm