Residenzschloss Rastatt, Rastatt

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Wander the hallways of a grand castle at Residenzschloss Rastatt, 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 Residenzschloss Rastatt and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rastatt using our Rastatt trip itinerary planning site .
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  • I had the opportunity to admire this beautiful Castle by chance because it is situated near a makeshift accommodation that I recovered during a break of a trip. I was attracted by attention to detail and by the Majesty of the structure.
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  • A bit disappointed by the visit of this castle. Need to wait 45 minutes for the guide (Sunday morning may explains this). Then the guide speaks only German, a bi-lingual one would have been a real plu...  more »
  • A visit which is worth with the kompettenten leadership. Much info to the big castle. A tip: Be sure book a guided tour in the Church visitable again after years of with and make a detour to the nearby gem Schloss favorite, the summer palace of the Countess.
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  • An impressive residential palace which was luckily undamaged during the wars and thus contains much of the original art. The guided tour (in German) was very good and the guide very friendly.
  • The Rastatt Castle also knowed as "Barockresidenz am Oberrhein" is the former residence of the Margrave of Baden-Baden. The palace and gardens were built in 1700 by the Italian court architect Domenico Egidio Rossi on behalf of the Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden-Baden.
  • Very impressive
  • Great palace. All in red with a heavy decorated interior. Gold and wood preveils here
  • Very pretty interior, but the required guided tour to visit inside was only in German due to limited number of visitors.

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