A religious refuge
The hermitage is a simple structure, austere and unadorned, and therewith quite the opposite of the palace. The small octagonal structure was built between 1717 and 1718 by royal architect Michael Ludwig Rohrer. Parts of the outer wall are decorated with tree bark; on the interior, fake bark is painted on the walls. Hermitages of this sort are a rare example of Baroque piety, of the kind practiced by Sibylla Augusta. She sometimes withdrew here for several days, to pray and do penance.