Schloss Favorite, Rastatt

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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. Use our Rastatt travel route builder to arrange your visit to Schloss Favorite and other attractions in Rastatt.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Alone the style and the style of the facade are worth more than a glance. Set in a great Park both strolling and picnicking or play invites. As also no direct traffic there approved is a good place to relax and slow down.
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  • July 25, 2017
    The tourism in the region is focused on german audience. There are little english indications that are given to the tourists but without knowing the local language, the confused tourist is left in the...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    A charming discovery, the favorite summer Lodge. Visit and book in the summer palace tour is always worthwhile. After a walk through the beautiful small Palace park and possibly coffee and cake at the local coffee. That's nice wine time if the lock is closed.
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  • It's a quaint little summer palace outside of Baden-Baden. Not your usual tourist spot but definitely a pleasant place for yoga, jogging or walking. The inside of the palace will only be open for visit after the 15 March as they are normally closed during winter.
  • One of the most beautiful castles in Germany
  • 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.
  • Very pretty interior, but visit requires guided tour in German only.

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