Schwetzingen Castle

Schwetzingen Castle


Residence of the Electors

In the Middle Ages, Schwetzingen Castle was originally built as a small moated castle, but today the magnificent palace with its palace garden and palace square is a real tourist magnet. Initially, the moated castle was converted into a hunting lodge by Elector Ludwig V in the 16th century, but it was destroyed during the Thirty Years’ War. In the course of the 18th century, Schloss Schwetzingen was then rebuilt in new splendor by Elector Carl Ludwig and used as a summer residence. In the 1920s, a museum was housed here. Some of the exhibits were lost during the occupation after World War II. Today, various rooms of Schwetzingen Palace can be visited on guided tours.


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