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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Residenzschloss Rastatt and other Rastatt attractions using our handy Rastatt itinerary builder.
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  • Whilst the accompanied tour was only available in German we were given an English translation which was easy to follow. Tour was relaxed and informative, decor and furnishings were opulent and the ill...  more »
  • Rastatt is quite a small city, and you need just 1 or 2 hours to see main places but also you can have a rest in a park, walking to the caste, making shopping on their main street which is looking lik...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • 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.
  • This charming baroque palace, summer residence and hunting lodge was built from 1710-1727 for young Margravine Sibylla Augusta of Baden-Baden. The Favorita Palace, is only a short car ride from Rastatt Residential Palace. The royal court met for festivities involving hunting, concerts and banquets. Very beautiful castle in the middle of Rastatt. There is the possibility to participate in a tour of the castle. Do not forget to visit the Museum of Arms. I enjoyed the visit very much. Ah, style EXTRAVAGANZA; No expense was spared on the interiors of the palace, which are equipped with all forms of craftsmanship 18th century plaster floors colors made of imitation marble, wall tiles, earthenware, decorated with plasterwork and frescoes, sumptuous embroidered tapestries and priceless furniture.