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Schloss und Schlossgarten Schwetzingen

Extraordinary gardens of European renown
Schloss und Schlossgarten Schwetzingen
Schloss und Schlossgarten Schwetzingen
Schloss und Schlossgarten Schwetzingen
The origins of Schwetzingen Palace lie in a small knightly water palace and extend over an eventful history up to its greatest period of courtly splendor under the government of Elector Carl Theodor (1724-1799). The then summer residence lies in the midst of a complex of palace gardens unequalled in all of Europe. Today it still invites visitors to take a walk through the cultural epochs of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The palace interior is sumptuously appointed and the palace gardens are a historical garden monument of European ranking. The garden complex experienced several stylistic periods of garden art - from Baroque geometry to the natural landscaping of English gardens.

New garden buildings were repeatedly built there, including the Mosque (Moschee), the Bath House (Badhaus), the Botany Temple (Tempel der Botanik) and others.

An application for the addition of the ensemble, consisting of the gardens, palace and town of Schwetzingen, to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites is currently being processed.
Experience the splendor and diversity of forms for yourself during a visit to the palace complex!

Schloss und Schlossgarten Schwetzingen

Schloss Mittelbau
+49 6221 65 8880
Opening hours
Monday - Sunday: 9:00-17:00
Monday - Sunday: 9:00-20:00

The castle museum can only be visited with a guided tour.

49.38502, 8.5719