The area around Stuttgart boasts a wealth of historic buildings for you to discover, ranging from medieval castles and baroque palaces to magnificent royal residences and long-forgotten ruins. Take a trip back in time to a world of lords and their mistresses, knights and princesses – you can almost imagine how life used to be...!
castles & palaces
Duke Eberhard Ludwig von Wuerttemberg (1693 - 1733) when he was 27 years old, in 1704 laid the cornerstone in his forests 14 km to the north ...of Stuttgart for a hunting castle. This was the beginning of the impressive Baroque residence, the largest German castle grounds, completed by 1733.
Duke Johann Friedrich, commissioned the famous court architect Heinrich Schickhardt to restore the complex and lay out, especially for the duchess, ...a terraced garden with a fountain and a "Pomeranzengarten" ("Pomeranzen" being a kind of bitter orange).
Solitude Castle in the forests to the west of Stuttgart also is the work of the constructional minded Duke Carl Eugen. The castle itself served ...for the purpose of representation, for the accommodation of living, social, dining and servants' rooms, on its back side a series of so-called cavalier's buildings were constructed.
A more than 3km-long path leads to the Teck Castle, which was first mentioned in a document in 1152. Teck Castle invites you to a delightful ...trip: Discover the castle's history, enjoy the wonderful views and delicious food - with special middle ages-events!
Visible from afar, the 743-metre-high rocky massif of Hohenneuffen towers above the Alb escarpment. The ruin of Hohenneuffen Castle – the largest ...complex of its kind on the Swabian Alb, has its origins in the High Middle Ages.
The Old Castle goes back to a water fortress built in the 10th century for the protection of the stud garden (which gave Stuttgart its name). ...Today the Wuerttemberg State Museum and the childrens museum "Junges Schloss" are located in the Old Castle.
Little trace can be found today of the castle which for nearly two centuries was formerly the seat of the dukes of Swabia. Built in the year ...1070, the ancestral seat of the Staufer dynasty was destroyed during the Peasants' War in 1525. Nowadays its foundation walls are once again uncovered.
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