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State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg

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Meersburg New Palace

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 | Exhibitions

MEERSBURG NEW PALACE

The panoramic setting of the New Palace in Meersburg is unique: The view from the terrace of the palace across Lake Constance is overwhelming. This was the residence of the Prince-Bishops of Constance in the 18th century, who had moved their royal seat to Meersburg after the Reformation. The interior of the palace impressively demonstrates the power of the baroque Prince-Bishops. Ascending the magnificent staircase, you come to the Bel Étage with its staterooms and private accommodation for the Prince-Bishop. The history of the palace is presented in a newly designed museum.

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Sepulchral Chapel on the Württemberg

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | Exhibitions

Sepulchral Chapel on the Württemberg

Almost 200 years ago, the Sepulchral Chapel of King Wilhelm I of Württemberg was established as an eternal proof of love for his young deceased wife Katharina. Many people thus consider it as the most romantic location in the region – and this is not only true for lovers! This spot, touching because of the royal love story and compelling because of the panoramic view of the vineyards and today’s metropolis, has long since become one of the most popular tourist destinations.

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Alpirsbach Monastery

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 | Exhibitions

ALPIRSBACH MONASTERY

Set in an idyllic valley in the heart of the Black forest – the setting of Alpirsbach is impressive. The Romanesque monastery church is a structure of awe-inspiring monumentality, concentrating on the essentials. Built by Benedictine monks in line with the Hirsau Reform Movement in the 11th century, it is one of the few remaining monasteries in Southwestern Germany of this type.

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Solitude Palace

Wednesday, 4 September 2019 | Exhibitions

Solitude Palace

Solitude Palace is set in an idyllic location: a popular tourist destination in the densely forested western part of Stuttgart, where the fantastic view is captivating. As the most sophisticated and most personal creation of Duke Carl Eugen, it has to this day lost nothing of its charm.

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Rastatt Favorite Palace

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 | Exhibitions

Rastatt Favorite Palace

Rastatt Favorite Palace, situated near Baden-Baden, is an outstanding witness to the Baroque Era. It is the only “porcelain palace” in Germany that has been almost completely preserved. Its furnishings and top-class collections are a synthesis of the arts of European stature.

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Wiblingen Monastery

Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | Exhibitions

WIBLINGEN MONASTERY

Situated directly in front of the gates of the old Imperial City of Wiblingen, stands a Benedictine monastery, founded in 1093. This baroque complex is spacious; elongated buildings enclose the heart of the monastery – the magnificent church. This is the last heyday of baroque church architecture in Upper Swabia. The Wiblingen Library Hall is a must for any visitor: lavishly decorated with stucco and paintings – it is the highlight of each visit.

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Bruchsal Palace

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 | Exhibitions

Bruchsal Palace

Bruchsal Palace is the only baroque prince-bishop palace situated on the Upper Rhine. It is primarily famous for its impressive stairway designed by the great architect Balthasar Neumann as the “crown of all baroque-style stairways”. Since 2017, the luxurious rooms of the prince-bishops on the Bel Étage with their exquisite decor have again become accessible to the public. Another highlight is the collection of valuable tapestries, one of the largest in Europe.

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Heidelberg Palace

Friday, 19 July 2019 | Exhibitions

Famous actor Leonardo DiCaprio and the Heidelberg Palace souvenir

Famous Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio holding a Heidelberg Palace souvenir – that’s what we discovered in Quentin Tarantino's new movie, hitting German theaters in August. In a scene in “Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood,” DiCaprio, who plays the hero of a western series, can be seen holding a souvenir beer stein from Heidelberg. Front and center: the palace ruins, demonstrating just how widespread these souvenirs from the romantic “place of longing” are.

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