Schloss Favorite Rastatt, Rastatt

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Discover the opulent interiors of one of Germany's finest Baroque buildings, Schloss Favorite Rastatt, the oldest of the so-called "porcelain palaces." Once a pleasure and hunting palace used by the widow of Louis William, an imperial general and ruler of Baden, the castle now houses a large collection of Chinese porcelain and lacquered ornamental objects. Originally only used for several weeks a year, the castle grounds became an idyllic setting for extravagant concerts, banquets, and hunting parties. Today, the palace is open to visitors, offering not only a look at the world's largest collection of porcelain, but also a rare insight into the lives of Europe's wealthy rulers. Be sure to spend a little time strolling through the palace's sprawling English gardens. Check online for opening times, guided tours, and ticket prices. Use our Rastatt travel route builder to arrange your visit to Schloss Favorite Rastatt and other attractions in Rastatt.
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  • This lock is very well preserved. The porcelain collection is particularly interesting. Great tour of about 50 minutes in German and for those who cannot understand German there are texts available in several languages including Dutch. In addition, there is a beautiful park in the castle where a Konditorei is also located with delicious homemade cakes and other delicacies. Parking is possible on site at no extra charge.
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  • Built over 300 years ago, this "Porcelain Palace", located near Rastatt and the Black Forest, is not the only such Palace still in its "original form"-- but is also Germany's oldest... It is a "small ...  more »
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  • I enjoyed every moment of it. It brought back many memories from 2007 when I was here with my late husband. I love it.
  • A Unique & Oldest "Porcelain Palace" in Germany!! Built over 300 years ago, this "Porcelain Palace", located near Rastatt and the Black Forest, is not the only such Palace still in its "original form"-- but is also Germany's oldest... It is a "small Palace" with incredible furnishings, including a substantial collection of Chinese Porcelain- as well as German/Schwartz Porcelain and "Black Lacquer work". The guided tour is in German-- but their are descriptions available in other languages. The Palace also has a wonderful park surrounding it. It has also been awarded TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence". It can also be visited as part of a "package" including "Residenzschloss Rastatt". It is definitely worthy of a visit. I hope that this Review has been helpful.
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