Extraordinary gardens of European renown
Schwetzingen Palace

Visitor Information

Opening Times

Corona virus COVID-19


Due to the current situation, many of our monuments will be closed from Saturday, October 24. Some monuments can be visited with restrictions, other monuments such as most of the castles remain fully accessible.

Current opening hours and further information


The Palace may only be viewed as part of a guided tour.

The Rococo Theatre can only be viewed as part of a special tour. For more information and dates see special tour programme




Mon. - Sun., Holiday
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Last admission 4.30 pm


Mon. - Sun.
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
Last admission 7.30 pm

Warning: Falling Branches
Due to dry and hot conditions, trees in the gardens and parks have been losing limbs, some of which are quite large. This occurs because the high temperatures cause evaporation in the wood, meaning that sap is no longer able to reach the leaves and cells at the tops of the trees, which is why they begin to shed limbs.
The dry, hot weather last summer caused weakening and damage to the trees, and this impact is now being seen.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, certified arborists check the trees regularly and thoroughly, both through sight checks and inspections. Furthermore, dead wood is regularly felled and removed to ensure safety. The shedding of limbs, however, is a protective measure undertaken by the trees themselves and can therefore not be anticipated. Branches as well as limbs up to 50 cm in diameter can be affected. 
State Palaces and Gardens Management asks that all visitors remain on park paths and expressly warns against spending time under established trees or in their general vicinity, even if the shade is tempting!

Fire Danger in the Gardens
Due to high temperatures and a lack of rainfall, the fields and meadows in the historic gardens and parks are very dry. Open flame or grilling is never permitted in the parks and gardens, but visitors are also expressly asked to refrain from dropping cigarettes, glass bottles, or other trash on the grounds. This will help keep the grounds clean, but it will also help prevent anyone from inadvertently starting a fire in the vegetation.

Guides Tours

Guided tours in German

Palace: 1 JANUARY 2019 TO 30 MARCH 2019

Fri 2 pm
Sat, Sun and public holidays 11 am, 1.30 pm, 3 pm

Palace: 31 MARCH 2019 TO 26 OCTOBER 2019

Mon - Wed, Fri 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm
Sat, Sun and public holidays 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 4.30 pm

Palace: 27 OCTOBER 2019 TO 28 MARCH 2020

Fri 2 pm
Sat and Sun and public holidays 11 am, 1.30 pm, 3 pm
Guided tours in english

29 march to 24 october

Sat, Sun and public holidays 2.15 pm

Group tours, also in foreign languages, by arrangement.

Special tours as per schedule and by arrangement.


Summer: Palace (Guided Tour included)

Through the rooms of the 18th century (60 min)
Adults 10,00 €
Reduced 5,00 €
Family 25,00 €
Groups of 20 or more per person9,00 €
Through the rooms of the 18th and 19th century (90 min)
Adults 11,00 €
Reduced 5,50 €
Family 27,50 €
Groups of 20 or more per person9,90 €

Summer: Gardens

Adults 7,00 €
Reduced 3,50 €
Family 17,50 €
Groups of 20 or more per person6,30 €

Winter: Palace (Guided Tour included)

Through the rooms of the 18th century (60 min)
Adults 8,00 €
Reduced 4,00 €
Family 20,00 €
Groups of 20 or more per person7,20 €

Winter: Gardens

Adults 5,00 €
Reduced 2,50 €
Family 12,50 €
Groups of 20 or more per person4,50 €

Yearly pass

Adults 30,00 €
Reduced 15,00 €