Famous for the beauty and harmony of its gardens

Schwetzingen Palace and Garden

Summer residence of the Prince Electors Palatinate during the 18 century. During the warm summer season the entire court resided in Schwetzingen.

The former hunting lodge was transformed and the garden extended. The palace owes its current form to the Prince Elector Johann Wilhelm, who commissioned alterations in 1697. The addition of two wings significantly increased its size.

 

Today the palace’s rooms contain furniture from the 18th and early 19th century. We offer public tours through the rooms.

 

In the north wing is a particular highlight - The Rokokotheater (Rococo theatre). It was the first theatre in Europe with galleries – and it is still used as a venue for performances today. It may be viewed by special guided tour only, please see our calender ("Vorhang auf" German tour). For groups in English availabale upon request.

 

GARDEN ADMISSION FEE - DAY PASS

Summer:

Adults 6,00 €, groups of more than 20 persons 5,40 €

Consession 3,00 €

Family 15,00 €

Evening tickets past 05.30pm 3,00 €

Winter:

Adults 4,00 €, groups of more than 20 persons 3,60 €

Concession 2,00 €

Family 10,00 €

Annual pass:

Adults 25,00 €

Concession 12,50 €

School classes have free garden admission.

 

PALACE AND GARDEN TICKETS - COMBO

Day pass for the garden and ticket for a palace tour. Palace may be viewed by guided tour only.

CLASSICAL TOUR ONE HOUR (ENGLISH)

Summer:

Adults 10,00 €

Sat, Sun + Public Holiday at 02.15pm.

Guests may also join our german tours and will be handed out reading material during tour. Available in english, italian and french.

Winter:

Adults 8,00 €

 

CLASSICAL GRANT TOUR

Summer:

Adults 9,90 €

Available: Mo-Su at 12.00pm + 02.00pm

Non german speaking guests may join our german tour and will be handed out reading material during tour. Available in english, italian and french.

 

Private tours

Further more groups may book their private tour during opening hours.

 

Concessions

Children and youth from ages 6 to 14, schoolchildren and students up to 28 years of age and persons with a severe disability. Please note that you must present relevant proof/ID.

For people with reduced mobility

We regret palace, temples, pavilions are not wheelchair accessible.

 

TICKET OFFICE

Phone +49 (0) 62 02. 12 88 28
Fax +49 (0) 62 02. 12 86 65

MEETING POINT FOR GUIDED TOURS

(if not overwise stated)
Garden: courtyard - close to security
Castle: Entree - Visitor Center close to palace security

 

OPENING HOURS

GARDEN

Winter season

30. Okt. bis 24. March 2018

Mo – So 9.00am until sunset,

Garden buildings until 04.00pm,

last entry 05.30pm,

Bath House closed for the season until ende March 2018.

 

Summer season

25. March bis 27. Oct. 2018

Mo – So 9.00am – 08.00pm,

Garden buildings until 07.00pm,

last entry 07.30pm

 

Garden Tours

Winter season

30. Oct. until 24. Mar. 2018

upon request, group rates apply

Summer season

Sa 03.00pm in German

 

Palace Tours (ENGLISH)

Winter season

(30. Oct. until 24. Mar. 2018)

upon request, group rates apply

Summer season

Sat + Sun + Public Holiday

02.15pm

 

Palace Tours (German)

Winter Season

(30. Oct. until 24. Mar. 2018)

Friday

02.00pm

Sa, Su and Public Holidays

11.00am + 01.30pm and 03.00pm

Su 02.00 Uhr Special Themed tour

 

Summer Season

Mo – Fr

11.00am – 04.00pm every hour

Sa, Su and Public Holidays

10.30am – 04.00pm every hour

Su and Public Holiday

12.15pm "Das Leben bei Hofe"

Mo - Su and Public Holiday

12.00pm + 02.00pm Tour Plus (90min)

 

 

WHEELCHAIR RESERVATION

Phone: +49(0)6202.81476

 

DOGS

Allowed on short leash in the garden.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Train station Schwetzingen on foot aprox. 10min.

Public Parking at "Alte Messplatz" Wildemannstrasse on foot aprox. 5min.

 

CAR / BUS / COACH PARKING

Public parking at Wildemannstraße at cost

Free parking at Neuer Messplatz

See map for details.