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Hermitage Old Palace

Hermits' cells


Picture: Old Palace, east wing with former hermits' cells

The hermits' retreat took place in the two side wings between the grotto and the Festival Hall, which were each fronted with a passage made of rough stone with a trellis roof. In each of the  wings there were four small hermits’ cells, consisting of a spartanly furnished living room with a stove and an anteroom.

After leaving the hermit rooms, the visitor enters the part of the palace which was altered substantially by Margravine Wilhelmine. Once the building passed into her possession, it lost its original function as a hermitage.

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