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State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg
Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg
Corona-Virus COVID-19

GRADUAL OPENING OF OUR MONUMENTS

As of Thursday, May 7, the palace gardens at Schwetzingen and Weikersheim as well as the Karlsruhe Botanical Gardens grounds will once again be open to the public. Many of our monument buildings will open on Tuesday, May 12.

GRADUAL OPENING OF OUR MONUMENTS

Following the amended Corona directives for the state of Baden-Württemberg with regard to the opening of certain cultural institutions, some of our monuments will gradually begin opening their doors on Thursday, May 7, 2020. The grounds and parks of the State Palaces and Gardens will once again be open. These include the gardens of Weikersheim Palace (up to 400 people) and Schwetzingen Palace (up to 800 people). Many of our monument buildings will open on Tuesday, May 12.

RULES OF CONDUCT

The established restrictions of the state's applicable Corona directives remain in effect in the palace gardens. Only pairs of two or those residing in the same household may enter the gardens together. A social distance of 1.5 meters (5 feet) must be maintained between yourself and other guests or employees. At narrow points in gardens where admission is charged, all guests ages 6 and older must wear mouth and nose protection. In the open garden areas, where circumstances allow, masks may be removed. Guests are responsible for bringing their own suitable masks.

Heidelberg Palace

PALACE

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; daily 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM   
  • Special note: Interior courtyard, barrel cellar, terrace, German apothecary museum and gift shop are open; no guided tours offered

PALACE GARDEN

Open to the public during the day.

Ludwigsburg Residential Palace

PALACE

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Mon – Sun & holidays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Special note: No guided tours offered, self-guided tours possible, "HUNDERTWASSER – Peace Treaty with Nature" exhibit, Carl Eugen's apartment, ceramics museum are open, the Kinderreich, fashion museum, Baroque gallery, palace theater and lapidarium are closed

Weikersheim Palace & Garden

PALACE

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; daily 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM   
  • New pricing structure: €5.00 per person
  • Special note: Knights' Hall and antechamber to the Knights' Hall are open, no guided tours offered

PALACE GARDEN

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 7, 2020; daily 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM   
  • Special note: Up to 400 people at a time, "Alchemie" and "Wasserkunst und Götterreigen" exhibits as well as "Alchemie- und Hexengarten" plant exhibit remain closed

Schwetzingen Palace & Gardens

PALACE

Remains closed for the time being.

PALACE GARDEN

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 7, 2020; daily 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, last admission 7:00 PM  
  • New pricing structure: €5.00 adults, €2.50 discounted
  • Special note: Up to 800 people at a time, park buildings remain closed for the time being

Bruchsal Palace

PALACE

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Tue – Sun & holidays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

PALACE GARDEN

  • Open: Daily 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM 

Mannheim Baroque Palace

Palace

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Tue – Sun & holidays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Rastatt Favorite Palace

Palace

  • Open as of: Monday, June 1, 2020; Thu – Sun & holidays 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
  • New pricing structure: €5.00 adults; €2.50 reduced
  • Special note: Beletage remains closed for the time being

Rastatt Residential Palace

Palace

  • Open as of: Monday, June 1, 2020; Thu – Sun & holidays 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
  • Special note: church remains closed for the time being

Mergentheim Residential Palace

PALACE

  • Open as of: Wednesday, May 13, 2020; Wed – Sun & holidays 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM   
  • Special note: Neolithic exhibit rooms are closed; "Rom lebt!" exhibit is open

PALACE GARDEN

Open to the public during the day.

Solitude Palace

PALACE

  • Open as of: Friday, May 15, 2020; Fri – Sun  & holidays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM   
  • Special note: No guided tours offered

Meersburg New Palace

CASTLE

  • Open as of: Saturday, May 16, 2020; daily 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Ellwangen Palace

PALACE MUSEUM

  • Open as of: Thursday, May 21, 2020; Sat, Sun & holidays 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Tettnang New Palace

PALACE

  • Open as of: Friday, June 5, 2020; Thu – Sun & holidays 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Urach Residential Palace

PALACE

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Tue – Fri 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Sat, Sun & holidays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Kirchheim Palace

Palace

Open as of: Saturday, May 16, 2020; Wen & Sat 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Sun & holidays 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Ludwigsburg Favorite Palace

Palace

Remain closed for the time being.

Favorite Park

  • Open as of: Saturday, May 9, 2020; Mon –Sun 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Karlsruhe Botanical Gardens

CONSERVATORIES

Remain closed for the time being.

OPEN GROUNDS

  • Open as of: Thursday, May 7, 2020; daily from 6:00 AM to dusk

Hohentwiel Fortress Ruins

CASTLE

  • Open as of: Thursday, May 21, 2020; daily 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
  • Special note: Information centre with shop and permanent exhibition open, path to the Karlsbastion accessible, area of the Hohentwiel fortress ruin surrounded by rocks must be temporarily closed for safety reasons: The reason for this are fallen stones.

Rötteln Castle

CASTLE

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; daily 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
  • Special note: Upper castle open, castle museum remains closed for the time being

HOHENNEUFFEN FORTRESS RUINS

CASTLE

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; daily 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Special note: No guided tours, restaurant open as of Saturday, May 30, 2020, kiosk daily 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Hochburg Castle

CASTLE

  • Open as of: Monday, May 4, 2020; daily 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Hohenbaden Old Castle

CASTLE

  • Open: daily
  • Special note: Pallas open, Upper Castle closed due to construction work, restaurant remains closed for the time being, limited kiosk

Wäscherschloss Castle

CASTLE

  • Open as of: Saturday, May 16, 2020; Sat, Sun & holidays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Dilsberg Fortress Ruins

CASTLE

  • Open as of: Friday, May, 15, 2020, Tue - Sun & holidays 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Yburg Castle

CASTLE

  • Open to the public during the day.

Hohenstaufen Fortress Ruins

CASTLE

Open to the public.

Maulbronn Monastery

MONASTERY

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; daily 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 

Salem Monastery & Palace

MONASTERY

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Mon – Sat 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Sun & holidays 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Special note: No guided tours offered, supervised self-guided tour of Imperial Hall, prayer room, library, church, monastery museum and fire brigade museum possible; other exhibit areas (stables, orangery, etc.) open for self-guided tours; playground garden open

Bebenhausen Monastery & Palace

MONASTERY

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Tue – Sun & holidays 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

PALACE

Remains closed for the time being.

PALACE KITCHEN

  • Open as of: Saturday, May 16, 2020; Sat, Sun & holidays 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wiblingen Monastery

MONASTERY

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM   

Schussenried Monastery

MONASTERY

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Tue – Fri 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM,
    Sat, Sun & holidays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lorch Monastery

MONASTERY

  • Open as of: Saturday, May 16, 2020; Sat & Sun, holidays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Grosscomburg Monastery

Monastery

  • Open: Mon – Sun & holidays 08:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Monastery area and battlements)
  • Special notes: Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas and Museum Café closed.

Hirsau Monastery

ST. AURELIUS Church

  • Open to the public Mon - Sun & holidays 10:00 AM - 6 PM

HIRSAU MONASTERY MUSEUM

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Tue. – Fri. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Sat., Sun., Holiday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

GROUNDS

  • Special note: Grounds open to the public

Alpirsbach Monastery

MONASTERY

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; until May 31: Tue – Fri 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Sat, Sun & holidays 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
    as of June 1: Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Sun & holidays 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Special note: Self-guided tour of church, cloister and chapter house possible 

Ochsenhausen Monastery

MONASTERY

  • Open as of: museum Tue - Sun & holidays 12:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Special note: The other areas of the monastery are only accessible within the framework of guided tours, which are currently not possible again.

Sepulchral Chapel Stuttgart

SEPULCHRAL CHAPEL

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Tue – Sun & holidays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM   
  • Special note: No guided tours offered

OUTER GROUNDS

  • Open as of: Monday, May 11, 2020

HEUNEBURG – CELTIC CITY OF PYRENE

OPEN GROUNDS

  • Open as of: Tuesday, May 12, 2020; Tue – Sun & holidays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MANOR

Remains closed for the time being

Domnick Collection

COLLECTION

  • Open as of: Saturday, May 16, 2020; Sat, Sun & holidays 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Badenweiler Roman Bath Ruins

Bath Ruins

  • Open as of:  Sunday, May 10 2020; Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM