"weekend in Schwetzingen" Top 5 Page for this destination Schwetzingen by brendareed
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We waited to visit Schwetzingen until it was a beautiful spring weekend because we wanted to see the extensive gardens – and a wintry day or otherwise bad weather day just wouldn’t do. And it was worth the wait!
Schwetzingen is a small town situated between Mannheim and Heidelberg that seems to be dominated by the Schwetzingen Schloss, a former hunting lodge turned royal palace that contains both French and English styles as well as wonderful statues, an aviary, temples and various other buildings. One could walk through the gardens all day and always see something new.
Our day at Schwetzingen consisted of wandering the gardens, taking a tour of the palace interior, and having dinner at the local brewery just outside the front gate. The weather was magnificent – optimum temperature, sunny with blue skies and white fluffy clouds, and not too many people to make it feel crowded.
The gardens were green and appeared to have just been planted with summer flowers, the fountains were all working, and the interesting birds around the grounds were delighting people by just being out where we could see them. At the brewery, the service was incredibly friendly and the food was absolutely delicious as we sat outside under the umbrellas and enjoyed the fresh air while watching the people go by. To sum it up, it was a perfect day!
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