10 Things to Do in Ansbach That You Shouldn't Miss

April 9, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Ansbach (/ˈænzbæk/; German pronunciation: [ˈansbax] ( listen)) is a city in the German state of Bavaria. It is the capital of the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Ansbach is 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Nuremberg and 90 miles (140 km) north of Munich, on the Fränkische Rezat (Rezat River), a tributary of the Main river. In 2004, its population was 40,723.
Restaurants in Ansbach

1. Ansbach Residenz

Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany +49 981 51243
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Ansbach Residenz

Reviewed By Mike83Kar - Shiraz, Iran

My girlfriend works in Ansbach , I traveled 1 Sep. till 22 Sep. to meet her.
Really historic town with nice building, churches, beautiful nature, good weather in September and nice people. when you walking in Ansbach you feel good atmosphere in historical streets.
There is train station near to center and direct train to Nuremberg and Wurzburg. you can go to Frankfurt airport and Munich airport by one train change.
I think best time for visit Ansbach is Sundays in summer for at least 6-8 hours.

2. St. Gumbertus Church

Gumbertusplatz 1, 91522 Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany +49 981 2681
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

St. Gumbertus Church

Reviewed By TravelingFreeWoman - Moro, Illinois

I walked into St. Gumbertus Church on a chilly evening in December. A concert would be held here later in the evening so instruments were left lying about. The structure of the church could still be seen around the flotsam and jetsam of concert instruments. This church started as a Catholic church around 750 as part of a monastery by St. Gumbert. It is now Lutheran. There are very old paintings and statues. It's hard to tell what period each item is from because it has such a long and varied history from being part of a monastery to becoming a collegiate church to becoming a Lutheran church and as a venue for Concerts.
Some of the most interesting reliefs were in a side aisle of the church and more were behind a locked gate that we could view through bars. The reliefs there appeared to be knights in armor. I would be interested to go back when the gate is unlocked to get a closer view.
As a Catholic, it is surprising to me that our Church let this church building go. I understand the history of the reformation period, but still... It is a beautiful structure, but didn't feel as sacred as it usually does in other old churches like this. But that's just me. It is well worth seeing.

3. Raubtier- und Exotenasyl Ansbach

Leinmuehlstr. 2, 91522 Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany
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Raubtier- und Exotenasyl Ansbach

Reviewed By jjdmcook - Petersaurach, Germany

Wonderful place that saves and rehabilitates animals from all over Europe. They started with big cats, but now have a larger variety. Tours are only possible the first Sunday of each month, but it's worth the wait and the donation requested to support their volunteer work. I especially like the lynx.

4. St. Ludwig Church

Karolinenstr. 21, 91522 Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany +49 981 972570
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St. Ludwig Church

Reviewed By TravelingFreeWoman - Moro, Illinois

We went to Mass here on Christmas Eve. Mass began at 11:00 PM and of course was held in German. Although it's been more years than I care to admit since my 4 years of high school German class and I couldn't understand much that was said, it was still an amazing service.
The church was decorated for Christmas in a simple way. The trees had straw ornaments and many candles were lit. There were two priests, two deacons and about 12 altar boys and girls. At the end of Mass all of the lights were extinguished and only the candles lit the church during the last song of Silent Night.
There are beautiful statues, a huge organ in the loft and what looked like old painted wooden shields hanging along the walls. The Pieta, crucifix and painting were all lovely to see. There is more history in this church than I have written here. It is a church not to miss on a visit to Ansbach.

5. Markgrafen Museum

Kaspar-Hauser-Platz 1, 91522 Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany +49 981 9775056
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Markgrafen Museum

Reviewed By TravelingFreeWoman - Moro, Illinois

The Markgrafen Museum is a wonderful way to learn about Ansbach. It has a lot of information about Kaspar Hauser on the first floor but also contains much more. There are artifacts from prehistoric through a model of the city in the 1970s. Of particular interest were Ansbach pottery, banners, knight's armor and weapons. Like most museums there is a bit of Egyptian section. I believe these items and others from different countries was donated by a collector.
I particularly enjoyed walking across the bridge section of the original wall and all the way up the tower. The view was incredible. As we came down the stairs, in the center of the museum a very old center support of a spiral staircase was on display.
This museum is organized very well. The lowest level had many different manger scenes on display for Christmas. I'm not sure what is usually there.
At this time everything is written in German. The museum has just been renovated and they plan to add English to all of the displays during the upcoming year.

6. Limeseum

Romerpark Ruffenhofen 1 | Wittelshofen, Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany +49 9854 9799242
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Limeseum

Reviewed By Rudolf W - Forchheim, Germany

In English: The Limes was a roman fortification, a palisaded fence through Central Europe which seperated the Roman Empire from the Germanic tribes of Northern Europe. Along the Limes various fortifications were found over the years, one of the recent excavations was the now so called Limeseum. It's pretty new and fits nicely into the landscape south of Nuremberg and it's well worth a visit, especially for travellers who are not really familiar with European history in Roman Empire times. The story of the Museum is based around the life of a regular Roman soldier named December. Very nicely told, and well suited to schoolkids and students! http://www.limeseum.de/ A small Cafe is in the building, various Franconian guesthouses in the villages around! The museum can be reached with Public Transport from Nuremberg, check here, Station Wittelshofen: http://www.vgn.de/ plus a half hour walk. It offers a charging station for E-Bikes, and is well suited for wheelchairs.

7. Die Synagoge in Ansbach

Uzstr. 30 | Rosenbadstraße, 91522 Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany
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Die Synagoge in Ansbach

Reviewed By blauemadeleine - Erlangen, Germany

It was a case of luck, our guide told us, that this building was not destroyed in the Night of Broken Glass (November 9/10 1938). Synagogues all over Germany were desecrated, plundered and burned during that night.
Since a further use for the building had already been found, the fire was put out quickly and the damage was limited.
The Synagogue looks today as it did in 1749 when it was first put to use.
It is open to the public on every second and fourth Sunday in the month, from 15:00 - 17:00, It is also possible to arrange visits with a guide.

8. St. Johannis Church

Luisenstr. 2, 91522 Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany +49 981 97788422
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St. Johannis Church

Reviewed By TravelingFreeWoman - Moro, Illinois

The church is a soaring beauty. The nave was built in 1435. The structure of the ceiling and the stained glass windows speak to the faith in the heavens of the builders. There is a crypt for the margraves who worshipped here.
Be sure to look carefully at the columns to see the mostly-faded paintings on two of them. This is a beautiful church. I missed going inside of it on my first visit to Ansbach a year and a half ago. I won't make that mistake again. It is beautiful enough to see over and over again.

9. Theater Ansbach – Kultur am Schloss

Promenade 29 | Am Schlossplatz gegenüber der Residenz, 91522 Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany +49 981 9704014
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Theater Ansbach – Kultur am Schloss

Reviewed By burkeswarrior - Cologne, Germany

Funktioneller Bau an exponierter Stelle. Schöne und auch interessante Produktionen in den letzten Jahren, Kino dazu - wobei hier auch mal wieder im großen Haus gezeigt werden könnte - schöne Mixtur somit.

10. Herrieder Tor

Maximilianstrasse, Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany
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Herrieder Tor

Reviewed By verdun2 - Guthrie, Oklahoma

Old town tower that was gate before the expansion of the city. Good views and located at beginning of a pedestrian zone.

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