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Schloss Favorite, Rastatt

(4.2/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Discover the opulent interiors of one of Germany's finest Baroque buildings, Schloss Favorite, the oldest of the so-called "porcelain palaces." Once a pleasure and hunting palace used by the widow of Louis William, an imperial general and ruler of Baden, the castle now houses a large collection of Chinese porcelain and lacquered ornamental objects. Originally only used for several weeks a year, the castle grounds became an idyllic setting for extravagant concerts, banquets, and hunting parties. Today, the palace is open to visitors, offering not only a look at the world's largest collection of porcelain, but also a rare insight into the lives of Europe's wealthy rulers. Be sure to spend a little time strolling through the palace's sprawling English gardens. Check online for opening times, guided tours, and ticket prices. Make Schloss Favorite a part of your Rastatt vacation plans using our Rastatt vacation trip planner.
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  • The Castle used as a pleasure and hunting residence "Favorite" is located directly opposite of the "big" Royal Palace. On a hill in the Favoritepark, it is located in direct axis north of the residence Palace Ludwigsburg. The Baroque chateau was 1717-1723 after plans of the court architect Donato Giuseppe Frisoni in the built on behalf of Duke Eberhard Ludwig. The beautiful Baroque building has a featured facilities in the Klassizismus.Die beautiful and spectacular interiors are only in the context of a possible leadership. The Duke Lamour that build small castle as a lock for fun. It is quite small and has a large ballroom. All rooms are furnished in original. Due to the renovation of the Castle, the guides are sometimes moved, but it's still ok.
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  • We were there with my wife on the way... Nature, tranquility, fresh air... and to the beauties exhibited in the Castle...
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  • Rastatt is a very cozy, small town ... all attractions within walking distance, but need to get Favorite Castle by car, not sure whether there is any transport (public) a huge park with lots of beautiful places and nooks and crannies, flowerbeds, surrounded by flowers and a pond in the Middle, cozy little cafes-all around the Castle. Walk though a day, but two or three hours is usually sufficient. Definitely worth a visit, if you accidentally or deliberately trapped in Rastatt. By the way, there is a small museum inside the Castle, but we were never there, despite the fact that the Park not walked once.
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  • It seemed nice, but the whole outside was wrapped up in construction so we were only there for about 10 minutes. We didn't try to go inside, so I don't know if it's still open but I would assume it is as there were people there.
  • Another beautiful castle of Rastatt. With extensive gardens and a quality architecture, this castle worth visiting.
  • Sher nett dort. Mit großer Parkanlagen zum realen. Super für einen Sonntagsausflug.
  • Very pretty interior, but visit requires guided tour in German only.
  • The unusual coffee both the position and the selection and quality of the cakes and pastries is something special. It is always a pleasure to visit this café. At the weekend it can be quite full so that it may be something must wait to get a place. The joy is then all the greater.
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