State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg

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Heidelberg Palace

Thursday, 7 March 2019 | Exhibitions

Born 600 years ago at Heidelberg Palace: Mechthild von der Pfalz

2019 marks the 600th anniversary of her birth. Her story: On March 7, 1419, Mechthild von der Pfalz was born in Heidelberg Palace, the daughter of Prince-Elector Ludwig III, later the wife of two important rulers. She was a highly cultured woman and the center of a "Musenhof", a court of muses. She was the driving force behind the founding of two of the state's academic institutions, continuing a family tradition, which began with the founding of Heidelberg University by Prince-Elector Ruprecht I in 1386. Her birthday falls the day before International Women's Day, which is celebrated on March 8 — one more reason why the State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg is commemorating this famous resident of the Electoral Palatinate.

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Ludwigsburg Residential Palace | Heidelberg Palace | Weikersheim Palace | Schwetzingen Palace | and more

Friday, 1 March 2019 | Exhibitions

THE STATE PALACES AND GARDENS OF BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG

World famous symbols of German culture and romantic insider tips: The State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg oversees an impressive variety of picturesque monuments and presents the rich history of the region.

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Bruchsal Palace

Tuesday, 22 January 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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Rastatt Favorite Palace

Tuesday, 22 January 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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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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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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