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The castle park Dennenlohe with its different garden parts at one glance:

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General plan


Nearby is the UL-airfield Unterschwaningen, from which you can walk to Castle Dennenlohe.

The nearest international airport is Nürnberg and is located about 45 minutes away. Other international airports are in Munich, Memmingen and Stuttgart (approx. 2 hours)

Bus and Train

In Dennenlohe there is no station. The nearest train station to the castle Dennenlohe is Ansbach and Gunzenhausen. From the train stations, you can either take a bus towards Wassertrüdingen or traveling in a taxi. Bus arives, unfortunately, only on weekdays.

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Castle Dennenlohe is centrally located in the two holiday regions "Fränkisches Seenland" and "Region Hesselberg". The park is easily accessible by car or bicycle. Bus and train access is difficult. Furthermore, the microlight airfield is located in Unterschwaningen nearby.


For all biking visitors plenty of bike racks are available in the entrance area of the estate, bikes in the park are unfortunately not possible.

Accessible path

With few exceptions, the way in Castle Park all of Wiese, pebbles or chips and hence for prams, wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility are of limited suitability. For people with other handicaps (eg visual or hearing problems) there are special garden experiences. A disabled toilet is located in the Marstall restaurant.

In the "herb garden" there are plants allowed to smell and touch and Baron Süsskind has in its guides a special "taster plants" time. So also people with disabilities can have fun and joy in the castle park and enjoy the garden.

Take advantage of our wheelchair service: Especially for disabled and elderly guests on the weekends a wheelchair against 5.00 euros rental fee. If you are interested, please send a mail two days in advance or call: 09836 96888

Wheelchairs have free entrance to the castle grounds, the person accompanying a visitor in a wheelchair pays the normal entrance.


Dogs are always welcome. Of course, at events please always keep your dog on a leash and dispose its legacies. A bag dispenser can be found at the entrance to the Botanical Garden behind the Orangerie.

Eat & Drink

A visit to the park makes you hungry and thirsty - the gastronomy in the castle park is looking forward for your visit!
Our Orangery cafe is open from Easter Friday until June every day from 12.00-4.30pm. From July on - its closed at Mondays. We work closely together with local suppliers and are also shareholders of all our own juices from the orchard held by the Hesselberg regional products.

Individual Castle park guides

Baron Süsskind leads you personally through its private gardens and the castle park Dennenlohe!

If you want to learn more about the history of the castle, the creation of the park and the future plans for the country park, then book yourself a private tour.

Since 2009 you can choose between tours of castle history and tours of the castle park and its plants!

Furthermore, we offer special medicinal herbs guides.

All tours start at the castle entrance - the bus can park at the parking lot waiting for you. Parking in front of the castle is unfortunately completley forbidden - and guides you through the private garden in the Rhododendron Park - you should have a good hour and interest for the park. Another one to two hours are minium to see the rest of the park!

If you come earlier to start at the Orangery Café, your leadership will begin there.

Please plan necessarily a minimum of one to two additional hours for another walk through the park and plenty of time for a possible stop at the Royal Stables Tavern & visiting the castle stores, the oldtimer museum or the temporary exhibitions in the historical hippodrome or the distillery.

Although not exactly the main flowering of rhododendrons is - as in May and June - or rose blossom until August, the attentive view of new, impressive and unusual images opens again in the castle grounds! In July there are blooming over 10,000 roses at Platnersberg and on the castle walls and thousands of water lilies in the pond.

Let yourself be entrained by the passion of the owner ... Garden

Guided tours for groups of 25 or more are possible all year round, admission discounts from 25 persons 1 Euro p. P. plus. Channel 4, -Euro with Baron and Baroness Süsskind or with the head gardener or with the herbalist.
For individuals, there are guides to the Klangpark Sundays at 11 and 15 clock or join a guided tour of the week. Feel free to check the current dates in the Castle Administration under 0983696888!

Appointments for group tours can be made by the Castle Administration at tel. 09836-96888 or in contrary.


Castle Dennenlohe was built in 1734 with all its outbuildings and is considered one of the most beautiful baroque ensembles in Bavaria. The castle is surrounded by the largest park in southern Germany and Rhododendron by 25 hectares of landscaped gardens.

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