Friedenstein Palace is surrounded by one of Central Germany’s strongest Baroque fortifications – the casemates. The casemates situated under the park can be visited on an approx. 300 m long underground tour thanks to the commitment of Gotha’s architectural historian Udo Hopf. There are embrasure chambers, rifle galleries, back defences and much more to discover. Due to their superbly preserved state, the casemates enhance the importance of the magnificent palace in terms of architectural history even more. A guided tour through the fortifications that have remained unchanged for more than 350 years is a unique experience for all ages.
public tours (approx. 1 hour):
April to October: daily at 01:00 p.m. & 05:00 p.m.
November to March: daily at 01:00 p.m.
(individual tours are possible on request)
meeting point: entrance casemates, Elsa-Brändström-Weg
6,00 € adults | 4,00 € children up to 16 years
Pre-announcement is recommended due to the limited number of 15 people; constant annual temperature: 8 °C
Contact & booking:
Gotha adelt - Tourist-Information & Shop
Hauptmarkt 40, 99867 Gotha
Phone: 03621 / 510 450
Elsa-Brändström-Weg, 99867 Gotha
Phone: +49 (0) 36 21 / 510 450
You can book a guided tour through the casemates through Gotha tourist information.