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State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg

State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Wuerttemberg


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Dilsberg Fortress Ruins

Friday, 19 July 2019 | Exhibitions

Thick walls and an underground passageway – Dilsberg is a cool spot in the summer

High above the Neckar valley, the Dilsberg Fortress Ruins tower atop the eponymous hill. On hot summer days, the fortress ruins offer the ideal destination for families. The striking fortress "feeling" between these thick walls is a great way to spend hot days, with the added bonus of a surprising and mysterious subterranean passageway, a tunnel leading deep into the hill: a spot guaranteed to be especially cool.

Schwetzingen Palace

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 | Exhibitions

Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens

Palace and Gardens, plus the baroque town center: the feeling that Schwetzingen was once the baroque summer residence of the Electors is tangible at every turn. In the 18th century, the rulers of the Electoral Palatinate held their glittering court in tranquil Schwetzingen during the summer months.

Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace

Wednesday, 3 July 2019 | Exhibitions


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.

Weikersheim Palace

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 | Exhibitions

Weikersheim Palace and Gardens

Weikersheim Palace is considered to be the most beautiful of all the palaces in Hohenlohe. The perfect preservation – not only of the palace but also of the surrounding area of the Counts’ residence – is impressive. The highlight is provided by the baroque palace gardens with their unique wealth of figures.

Salem Monastery and Palace

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | Exhibitions


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.

Maulbronn Monastery

Wednesday, 12 June 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.

Hohentwiel Fortress Ruins

Wednesday, 5 June 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.

Ludwigsburg Residential Palace

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 | Exhibitions


Ludwigsburg Residential Palace is one of the greatest baroque palaces in Europe and has been preserved in its original condition. It offers visitors an insightful tour through the centuries – ranging from Baroque, via Rococo to Classicism.