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Rastatt Castle (Schloss), Rastatt
(4.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
Wander the hallways of a grand castle at Rastatt Castle (Schloss), a summer home built between 1710 and 1730. Upper-class citizens used the castle as retreat during the warmer months, when the women would socialize and the men would hunt. See how wealthy Germans once lived, and also check out the sizeable collection of Chinese porcelain, black lacquer work, and Schwartz porcelain. Don't leave without exploring the military museum, too, where you can view swords, battlefield models, uniforms, and more dating from the Thirty Years War and World War I. If you are hoping for an English-speaking guided tour, be sure to make a reservation ahead of time; otherwise, you can join a German-speaking tour and follow along with an English-language brochure. Work out when and for how long to visit Rastatt Castle (Schloss) and other Rastatt attractions using our handy Rastatt itinerary builder.
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  • We were there as part of a Scenic River Cruise that included a tour of the castle and an opera show in the evening. The guided tour included most of the rooms which still had their period furnishings,...  more »
  • Visited this castle for an evening classical concert and what a treat, both the concert and the tour through some of the rooms. The pink/orange building was illuminated for the occasion as was the imp...  more »
  • We were part of a tour group that enjoyed a private concert at this palace. It was the highlight of our two week Rhein River cruise. Highly recommend.