State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg

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Solitude Palace

Tuesday, 22 January 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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Meersburg New Palace

Tuesday, 22 January 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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Heidelberg Palace | Ludwigsburg Residential Palace | Weikersheim Palace | Schwetzingen Palace | and more

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Exhibitions

THE STATE PALACES AND GARDENS OF BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

Tours turn a visit to the palaces and monasteries into an experience – particularly when there is a charming lady or gentleman from a long passed epoch to welcome the guests. In many monuments, there are restaurants and cafés included in the offers, inviting to round off the visit in an enjoyable way. Concerts, festivals and top-class events bring the historical rooms to life. Many places can also be rented – atmospheric venues for private functions. Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg attach great importance to a good service!

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Hohentwiel Fortress Ruins

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Exhibitions

Hohentwiel Fortress Ruins

Hohentwiel is a steep volcanic rock, the ideal foundation for a fortress. The first fortress here was erected as early as 914. The largest fortress ruins in Germany, encompassing an area of nine hectares, is now a nature reserve and offers the most beautiful view of Baden-Württemberg: on clear days, you can see from Lake Constance as far as the mountain chain of the Swiss Alps.

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Maulbronn Monastery

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Exhibitions

Maulbronn Monastery

Maulbronn Monastery is one of the most completely preserved medieval monastery complexes. This is why in 1993, UNESCO designated the impressive monastery as a World Heritage Site. Set in the heart of the fields and vineyards of the Stromberg-Heuchelberg Nature Park, the journey there will put you in the mood for the monastery experience. The former Cistercian monastery is an ensemble of top-class architecture and works of art ranging from the Romanesque to the Late Gothic. At a later date, it became a school with a number of famous graduates, including the astronomer Johannes Kepler and the Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse.

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Salem Monastery and Palace

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Exhibitions

SALEM MONASTERY AND PALACE

Monastery and palace alike: this is the impression created by the mighty complex of Salem. The large roof of the Gothic minster and its ridge turret can be identified in the center. The monastery church is surrounded by the broadly lengthened palace-like baroque structures – light and symmetrical. Founded in 1134, Salem rapidly advanced to become one of the most important Cistercian monasteries – as an imperial abbey, the convent was subordinate only to the Emperor.

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Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 | Exhibitions

BEBENHAUSEN MONASTERY AND PALACE

Bebenhausen Monastery is ideally set in a clearing in Schönbuch, in a large forest south of Stuttgart – a paradise for hundreds of years. In the 19th century, parts of the medieval monastery were converted into a palace. This is where the last Württemberg royal couple spent their twilight years. Delicate medieval Cistercian architecture meets royal Württemberg residential culture – that comes across in a touchingly human way.

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Wiblingen Monastery

Tuesday, 22 January 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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