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Schwetzingen Castle (Schloss)

69117 Schwetzingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Gardens
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

An afternoon visit to the gardens of Schwetzingen Palace proved to be something of an eye opener for us, having no real concept of just how extensive the grounds were nor the wonderful surprises contained within. We made the visit to use up a spare afternoon, but soon agreed that this was the unexpected highlight of our trip to Germany!... More

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Cologne, Germany
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24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

So surprized at how beautiful and well kept this place was looking at how Schwetzingen is a small town ! The gardens where really beautiful and also very well kept and maintained. Definitely a must and worth the price. A place to go with your camera !

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Stuttgart, Germany
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After enjoying a nice afternoon meal, the Schwetzingen Schloss Gardens are a wonderful place to get some exercise. Even during the hot days of summer, the trees make a shaded canopy and the water fountains make everything seem cooler. There are over 100 statues and numerous water features. Take a couple of hours to stroll the grounds and finish your... More

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Schwetzingen Palace (in German "Schwetzinger Schloss") is located in Northern Baden-Württemberg. It served as the summer residence of Karl III Philip and Charles Theodore (of the House of Wittelsbach). The castle is interesting but the garden is simply outstanding. It is divided into several "themed" areas (a mosque, a bathing house, lake-side, baroque temples, land's end, etc.). Walking around the... More

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

When visiting the Schwetzingen Schloss, make sure to allow a lot of time to visit and wander through the gardens. They are extensive and varied so allow several hours for a brief visit or all day to really see them all. Wonderful collection of plantings from all over the world and very well maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We surprised by just how vast the garden is. We only had a short time to visit so only bought tickets for the garden. It was a very hot day but there is lots of shelters in the arbors. We needed much more time and didn't go inside the castle, will definitely visit again if we are near Heidelberg again.... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were very fortunate to get a tour guide who spoke English, knew his stuff, and liked to bring his visitors closer to the habits of the previous castle inhabitants. He also drew connections between castle history and where his visitors were from. He was very amusing and informative too. Unfortunately I don't know his name.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

not much choice for english tour. was in german which I do not understand. the gardens were awesome such as the city center.

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Schwetzingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Schwetzingen is a small but wonderful town,near Heidelberg und Mannheim, about 80 km from Frankfurt(Airport). Beautiful Castle and Garden,,, every year some good concerts in Castle´s garden and Classic Music Festiwal..... You are welcome...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visited the Palace Garden on a Friday afternoon in March. The Cherry Blossom in the Japanese Garden was very beautiful - could not be much better in Japan. The gardens are extensive with different parts to it: Baroque Garden, Japanese Cherry Blossom Garden, English Landscape Garden, an Oriental Garden with a mosque. But best of all: the Cherry Blossom... More

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