Cosmos of an education-hungry person: Erbach Palace in the Odenwald is home to many treasures and, above all, the famous collections of Count Francis I of Erbach-Erbach. In his honour, you will also find the “German Ivory Museum” there.
At a glance
03/03, 15:30–17:00 – Intensivführung - Die Gräflichen Sammlungen
Erbach Palace is a walk-in cabinet of curiosities. It is a place where visitors enter into the happy and exciting circumstance of barely being able to grasp the abundance. To name just the top treasures: Ancient marble sculptures and vases, armour in a specially built knight’s hall, weapons, antlers, outstanding Dutch and Flemish paintings, a colourful late Gothic altar, coins, and – united in one wing of the palace as the “German Ivory Museum” – carved beauties made of “white gold”.
Erbach Palace houses the Schöllenbach Altarpiece, an outstanding late Gothic carved altarpiece from the early 16th century. The retable has recently been extensively restored and shows a very unusual depiction of the Root of Jesse.
In the vicinity
Einhard’s Basilica Michelstadt-SteinbachMuseum on siteGuided tours
Breuberg CastleMuseum on siteGastronomy on site
Lichtenberg CastleMuseum on siteMeetings & celebrations possible
Veste OtzbergMuseum on siteMeetings & celebrations possible