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Schwetzingen Castle (Schloss)

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Address: 69117 Schwetzingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Bring a camera and a love of gardens.

Visited with a group of 2 dozen people, on lovely late afternoon. This place is very large, so if you have a guide (we did) it will take considerable time to see 'all' without... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Billy C
Hedrick, Iowa

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Hedrick, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a group of 2 dozen people, on lovely late afternoon. This place is very large, so if you have a guide (we did) it will take considerable time to see 'all' without considerable time and effort. Our groups guide was a little chatty so we missed a few corners due to closing time...be aware that this will take... More 

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Tachikawa, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very near to villa benz. Good for walk. Great architecture. Exotic and nostalgic. A must to visit if you want to relax and enjoy.

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I visited on a warm sunny day, the castle is very impressive, as are the grounds, it is a great place for a piknik, and the river is close by. There is also a charming central park near by with willow trees, and some quirky pubs. The Town itself is close to other charming Towns, Koblenz for e.g. where ther... More 

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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

On business in the area, a colleague and I took the opportunity to visit Schwetzingen. Even on a cloudy, brisk day the Schloss presented herself well. Services were limited due to the time of year however the pathways and grounds were in excellent shape. I have had the pleasure of visiting it in the summer while it is in full... More 

Thank CiyYoung
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Whether you take the funicular or walk up, the castle is a must visit When in Heidelberg. You can still go inside many of the buildings and see just how it might have been when the Prince Elect resided there. The gardens and lovely to walk down through, even on a cold, dark winters day. At night, from the town... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Sometime ago I attended an extravagant ball on the premises of Schwetzingen Castle. It was part of a military ball and installation festivities of the US command in Germany. As part of the program the officers of both counties were in their dress blues and met each and every attendee. The Castle itself is on the smaller side in terms... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Bypass the castle and walk through the gardens. A mini oasis in town. A beautiful place to walk through with kids. Gives them a chance to run around with no cars. Watch out for the swans!

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

As some of the other reviews have stated this is a nice surprise! Beautiful castle in a small lesser known town near Heidelberg. We come to this area often and like to come to Schwetzingen and spend the day walking the grounds and having lunch in one of the cafes in town. We also recently did the tour in the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place was not on our itinerary, but we happened across it and couldn't pass it up. We were unable to go into the castle itself, but understand that there really isn't much to it, the grounds are a spectacular place to walk. Several styles are represented on these grounds, sculpted gardens like those in Salzburg as well as English... More 

Thank James D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Schwetzingen may not be that well known to travelers. It is a neat city to visit, easy to get around, plenty of pedestrian areas and shops as well as restaurants. The castle was the main attraction for us as the family could roam the grounds and admire the beautiful landscape well groomed and kept up. One can spend hours just... More 

Thank Hermann B

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