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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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Carcassonne, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
73 helpful votes 73 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
106 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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