The State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg support and promote 60 historic monuments in Southwest Germany. In the 2017 fiscal year, more than 3.85 million people visited these historical sites with distinguished cultural treasures: among them Heidelberg Palace, Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens, Ludwigsburg Residential Palace, Weikersheim Palace and Gardens, World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery, Salem Monastery and Palace and Hohentwiel Fortress Ruins.
Approximately 160 employees, as well as numerous seasonal workers, ensure the preservation, operation, presentation and marketing of this cultural heritage. In addition to the headquarters in Bruchsal, the institution is divided into eleven local administrations. As an institution under public law with no legal capacity, the Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg are part of the municipally owned and operated enterprise Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg (office responsible for managing all state property and structures), and are subject to the supervision of the Ministry of Finance. They were newly founded on January 1st, 2009.