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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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Bath, Somerset
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Versailles is the nearest thing that's brought to mind - but without the crowds (or perhaps Fontainebleau given its proximity to the town). The gardens are vast and it's easy to get lost - make sure you get a map at the ticket desk. There are surprises everywhere - a huge mosque, temples, a bath house, ornamental fountains, orangery -... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Peaceful place, wonderful gardens. This is a very romantic and special place where you can relax and spend your day. Enjoy it!

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Mannheim, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This castle is amazing. The garden is one you couldn't even dream about its so beautiful. Perfect for an afternoon stroll with your significant other, or a coffee and cake at the cafe.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a pleasant surprise is this beautiful park and palace with the orangeries in Schwetzingen! If you are up to a slow walk through acres and acres of well kept gardens, many bridges, romantic alleys, hidden statues, countless benches then this place is for you! Do not miss the mosque, which is the earliest mosque-style building in Germany. The courtyard... More

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Carcassonne, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Versailles in Germany, Beautiful gardens and Castle, there was no carps in the pond and a lot of noise nearby, I visited this place many times, but the last time there were some weak points

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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