Schwetzingen Palace

Please note:
On Saturday, July 23, 2022, the event "Festival of Lights" will take place in the Castle Garden.
Due to this evening event, on this day the castle garden will be closed already at 12.00 and visitors are asked to leave the garden. Last admission is at 11.00 am.
Admission to the Festival of Lights is possible from 17.00 with a valid admission ticket.

Please note:
From July 28 to August 6, the event "Music in the Park" will take place in the Schlossgarten.
Due to these evening events, the use of the entrance & exit Zähringer Straße will not be possible from 4pm on these days. Please use the main entrance.

Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens, garden side
Delve into the world of the prince-electors
Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens, man in costume in the bath house
Travel back in time
Schwetzingen Palace and Gardens, palace theater
See where history was made

Schwetzingen Palace is famous for the beauty and harmony of its gardens. Remarkably, the original design, in all its diversity, survives to this day.


Schwetzingen Palace, wallpaper in the Hochberg apartmentVon Hochberg apartmentFrench modernity with wallpaper
Von Hochberg apartment - French modernity with wallpaper
Schwetzingen Palace, Northern circle buildingNorthern circle buildingThe royal household enjoyed theatre here
Northern circle building - The royal household enjoyed theatre here
Schwetzingen Palace, Bath HouseThe Bath HouseRetreat in the garden
The Bath House - Retreat in the garden
Schwetzingen Palace, the MosqueThe MosqueSymbol of enlightened tolerance
The Mosque - Symbol of enlightened tolerance


If you want to see Baden-Württemberg at its most beautiful, visit the many palaces and gardens run by the state heritage agency, Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten. How about a perfectly-preserved monastery complex, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maulbronn? Or there are Heidelberg's world-famous ruins. And there's much, much more.