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.
Ludwigsburg's Seeschloss Monrepos is a lakeside palace and Rococo masterpiece with an interior in Empire style, built in an idyllic setting during ...the reign of Duke Carl Eugen between 1758 and 1764.
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.
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).
Großcomburg in Schwäbisch Hall, a former Benedictine monastery, was founded in the year 1078. Today Großcomburg's grounds are open to the ...public, and the 420-m-long walkway around the perimeter affords wonderful views over the town of Schwäbisch Hall and the Einkorn viewpoint (510 m high).
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!
The castle now known as Hohentübingen was originally the seat of the Counts Palatine of Tübingen and was first documented In 1078. Following ...the major renovation of the last century (1979 to 1994), Tübingen Castle became the location of one of Europe's largest archaeological university museums.
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