Rastatt Castle (Schloss), Rastatt

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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. Arrange your visit to Rastatt Castle (Schloss) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rastatt using our Rastatt trip itinerary planning site .
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  • very well preserved castle with original wall and ceiling frescoes because in the time of war nothing was destroyed, according to the Guide visit Wehrgeschichtliche Museum
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  • Very beautiful architecture but the Germans make no effort for foreign tourists. We can take the walk of it for free. The Park is not terrible.
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  • Rastatt is underestimated. The Castle including garden are really beautiful. You see everything well and without huge tourist traffic.
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  • Wow. This place is a gem. Really worth a look. I really recommended the tour. You get to see the amazing rooms in the wings.
  • Very interesting tour. The staff here are very helpful and informative
  • A palace that defines and gives meaning to its location perfectly. The pink tones paint the city around and give a scent of History to everything that’s surrounding. Inside there’s a military museum that I didn’t visit because honestly that’s not really my thing, I really prefer the sights, and also because it was already closed at that time. The only thing that disappoints me in the most palaces I visited in Baden Baden/Karlsruhe/Rastatt is that the inside was completely renovated and so, if you are someone who likes this characteristic then they’ll be your dream come true, but for me, who finds palaces a window to the past, it took so much away, that it saddens me. The palace fronts the street which has almost no traffic at all, and at the other side, its front garden which should be even prettier in summertime/ springtime than in winter, but I still found it awesome. When u climb up to the garden and u walk to your right u have right there a shopping center that is a perfect place to stop if you feel the cold tightening. I would definitely come back.
  • I only visited the gardens and saw the property from the outside but it looked well preserved.
  • The palace is lovely and the military museum is cool. If you don’t understand German, you’re out of luck though. They have little pamphlets in other languages, but not much of interest. You can only enter with the guide on the hour. The ticket sales isn’t very efficient, so go at 20 til the hour to make sure you don’t miss the entrance.
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