The new visitors center at Heidelberg Palace reveals the ruins


Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg researches and develops the state's historical monuments to be representations of their period while enabling their responsible use by visitors and event organizers.

The visitors center at Heidelberg matches the palace

Visitors center at Heidelberg Palace.


In cooperation with Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg (office of property and construction), the state's cultural properties are carefully structurally reinforced to preserve the architecture as well as meet modern accessibility requirements. These requirements were also incorporated into the new visitors center at Heidelberg Palace in 2012, where the structure's exterior color matches the color of the stone used in the palace but the building's interior is modern.

File room at Ludwigsburg Residential Palace

File cabinet by Johannes Klinckerfuß.


Development follows research: Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten researches the architectural and usage history of each historic building and its furnishings with the goal of presenting the monuments as a complete ensemble. For example, the purchase of a cabinet built by Johannes Klinckerfuß, discovered at an art market, which was subsequently displayed in its original location at Ludwigsburg Residential Palace. Newest insights are popularly presented in special exhibitions, carrying visitors off into the world of palaces, gardens, castles and monasteries.