"Rastatt: The Town and its Three Baroque Palaces" Rastatt by Kathrin_E

Rastatt Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 214 photos

Before 1700, Rastatt was no more than a small village of farmers and winemakers. In 1700 the Margrave of Baden-Baden chose the place as his new residence and started building the palace and a new town. The baroque plan still forms the appearance of the town. The palace with its fully furnitured state rooms is the town's main attraction.

There is, however, more to a prince's residence than just the main palace. At least one, often more summer palaces, maisons de plaisance and hunting lodges belong to it, as well as parks, churches and the town. In the case of Rastatt, the summer palace in the countryside, named Favorite, is as well preserved as the main residence. Both are at least in parts originally decorated and furnitured. Then there is the tiny Pagodenburg, the Margravine's tea house on a terrace above the river Murg.

VT Glühwein Meeting Excursion 2008

The traditional excursion of the annual VT Karlsruhe Glühwein Meeting in 2008 took us to Rastatt. It included a guided tour on the palace and a visit to the Christmas market. See my Rastatt travelogues for more photos!

Even more pics of the meeting can be found in the personal albums on my homepage.

  • Last visit to Rastatt: Oct 2009
  • Intro Updated Oct 31, 2009
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  • ettiewyn's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Beautiful page - the baroque town plan is very interesting. I bought a travel guide on Germany and so I revisit your pages to see places I find interesting, because you cover so many of them :-) Thanks a lot!

  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2009 at 5:18 AM

    Excellent information on a gorgeous place. Rastatt seems to be well worth a visit when in the area :-) Amazing that so much is originally preserved.

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2008 at 5:27 AM

    Great little page Kathrin x

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    I see you're working hard on tips these days! Ciao!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Kathrin, fabulous photos of our daytrip to Rastatt.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Very nice Kathrin Great pictures and it looks like you all had a great excursion to Rastatt Sehr Gut Jawohl

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    A drunken palace, haha! We were really lucky with the weather and the palace tour was very interesting too. Great travelogues!

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2008 at 7:28 AM

    Ah, it seems you had a fantastic day in Rastatt and even the best weather :-))


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