State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg

FAQ

About the Organization

WHAT ARE THE STATE PALACES AND GARDENS?

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.

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WHICH MONUMENTS ARE PART OF THE STATE PALACES AND GARDENS?

The State Palaces and Gardens promote 60 palaces, gardens, castles, monasteries and other treasures. These include, for example, Heidelberg Palace in the northwest of the region, Weikersheim Palace and Garden in the northeast, and Salem Monastery and Palace on Lake Constance. All Monuments

Visitor Information

WHERE CAN I FIND HOURS OF OPERATION AND TICKET PRICES?

Each of our monuments have their own hours of operation and ticket prices. You can find more information on the individual monument pages under “Visitor Information”. Please note that many of our palaces, gardens, castles, monasteries and other treasures can only be viewed as part of a tour.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT EVENTS?

All tours and events offered by the State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg can be found in our Events Database. You can either search across all of our monuments with All State Palaces and Gardens Events, or you can select a specific monument and then search within it.

CAN I VISIT THE MONUMENTS IN THE WINTER?

Each of our monuments have their own hours of operation and ticket prices. Information about which monuments are accessible in winter can be found on the individual monument pages under “Visitor Information”, “Hours of Operation”. Please note that many of our palaces, gardens, castles, monasteries and other treasures aren’t heated and can only be viewed as part of a tour.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

There is a general ban on dogs in the buildings of the State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg. There is an exception for seeing-eye dogs. Dogs are allowed on-leash in the gardens. In Schwetzingen Palace Garden, however, leashes may not be longer than 2 meters (approx. 6 ft.). These are available at the entrance.

ARE THERE TOURS IN ENGLISH?

Many of our monuments have English-speaking guided tours as well as tours in other languages. You can find more information on the individual monument pages under “Visitor Information”. Please feel free to contact your local contact person with any questions. You can find their contact information on the individual monument pages under “Visitor Information”, “Contact”.

CAN I BOOK A SPECIFIC TOUR ON A SPECIFIC DAY?

All scheduled tours and events offered by the State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg can be found in our Event Database.

Please contact your local contact person for individual tour schedules. You can find their contact information on the individual monument pages under “Visitor Information”, “Contact”.

WHERE CAN I GET TICKETS FOR A CERTAIN CONCERT?

Contact information for events offered by and in cooperation with the State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg can be found in our Events Database. You can search across all of our monuments via All State Palaces and Gardens Events. Please note that we cannot offer a booking function on our website.

 

Conferences and Celebrations

CAN CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAYS BE CELEBRATED AT YOUR LOCATIONS?

Children’s birthdays and other private festivities can be celebrated at many of our monuments. Please contact your local contact person for more information. You can find their contact information on the individual monument pages under “Visitor Information”, “Contact”.

CAN I GET MARRIED AT YOUR LOCATIONS?

Weddings and other private festivities can be celebrated at many of our monuments. Please contact your local contact person for more information. You can find their contact information on the individual monument pages under “Visitor Information”, “Contact”.

CAN I TAKE WEDDING PHOTOS AT YOUR LOCATIONS?

Wedding photography is permitted at many of our monuments. Please contact your local contact person for more information. You can find their contact information on the individual monument pages under “Visitor Information”, “Contact”.

DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SPACE FOR MY CELEBRATION?

Many of our monuments have rooms available for rent; you're sure to find the right room for your celebration among them. Please contact your local contact person for more information. You can find their contact information on the individual monument pages under “Visitor Information”, “Contact”.

Careers with the State Palaces and Gardens

WANT TO GUIDE PALACE TOURS?

The State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg are always looking for more palace guides for individual monuments. Please contact your local contact person directly or more information. You can find their contact information on the page for your desired monument under “Visitor Information”, “Contact”.