The Schwetzingen Palace in Germany

Schwetzingen Palace

The Schwetzingen Palace is located in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg.  It was built around the 1700 to 1800’s, inside the palace are beautiful ornate gardens, a mosque, theater, ruins and Apollo temple.  It has also been described as the ‘Miniature Versailles’.

At the entrance, you will see a map and an overview photo (shown above) of the palace and its gardens.  There’s a fee to get into the palace and gardens, and it varies from the different seasons.  There are also more than 100 sculptures all over and furniture from the 18th and 19th century.  Until today, the Rococo theater in the palace is still used as venues for performances.

Schwetzingen Palace

Schwetzingen Palace

Schwetzingen Palace

Schwetzingen Palace

Schwetzingen Palace

During Easter, there’s an Easter Egg Festival where vendors and artists from all over the world showcases their Easter Egg arts and crafts.  This is a great place to buy original egg artworks from talented artists.  And sometimes you can also get to see them make the artwork on the spot.  The festival is held inside one of the palace halls.

Since it’s early in the Spring season, you can also see the beautiful cherry blossom trees in full bloom.  This is also located inside the palace gardens.

Schwetzingen Palace

Schwetzingen Palace

More info:

– Website: http://www.schloss-schwetzingen.de/en/

– Hours: Summer Everyday 9:00 – 20:00, Winter Everyday 9:00 – 17:00 (closed on December 24, 25 and 31)

– Location: Schloss Mittelbau, 68723 Schwetzingen, Germany

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Published 17 April, 2014

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