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“very classic castle”

Schwetzingen Castle (Schloss)
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“very classic castle”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a very classic German castle, but the star attraction are the extensive gardens. I recommend taking the guided tour, really quite informative. We were there in January, so didn't get the full effect, but still great.

Visited January 2013
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St. Louis, MO
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“Nice Palace, but the Gardens are Amazing!”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

With my group we first toured the inside of the palace. We did have an English speaking guide (from England actually) so that was helpful to our group. Despite the fact that they tell you not to bring a camera into the palace because you are not allowed to take pictures (in fact you must lock up all your purses, cameras, etc. in one of their lockers), do still bring your smart phone or a small pocket camera with you as the guide suggested that we take pictures of the gardens through the palace windows. Regretfully both my camera and phone were locked up. While this summer palace is impressive, it is the gardens that steal the show at this attraction. They are quite breath-taking, and immense. I would allow a couple of hours just to see all the gardens if you can. We also ate lunch on the outside terrace, and the service and food were both good.

Visited September 2013
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Lima, Ohio
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“Castle is there but go to see the gardens!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Tour of the castle is worth the price...but the combined ticket castle and garden is the way to go. Miles and miles of paths much symmetrically laid out "fake" roman ruins, mosque, and many statues. Got to the bath house...now that is a bath tub. Also must see the end of the world tunnel. Very beautiful and relaxing. Go early to enjoy the gardens and see as much as you can. Better to eat at one of the restaurants outside the gate - less expensive and very good

Visited September 2013
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“Brilliant Gardens”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

The gardens are extensive and very beautiful. You have the formal gardens with fountains, large lakes with Koi carp, ducks and swans and so special features such as the Mosque and its gardens, the bath house and the Roman tower. To see it all you need at least 2-3 hours, but longer would be better. It is certainly comparable, if not better that the gardens at Hampton Court or Versailles.

The gardens can be visited at any time independently, but to go inside the Schloss you need to be part of an organised tour.

There is a formal restaurant in one wing of the Schloss (accessible from the gardens) and a cafe for refreshments by the main entrance, but outside the Schloss, around the big square, there are numerous traditional German restaurants and bars.

Visited September 2013
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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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“You have to see it to believe it”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a mini Versailles and the while the actual building is impressive the gardens are what impress you. Everything is meticulously maintained with glorious paths of trees and hedges all symmetrically laid out. Very beautiful and hard to explain the sense of peace you feel as you stroll the gardens. You don't want to rush this experience.

Visited August 2013
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