Schwetzingen, Germany is a mere 10 km from Heidelberg, on Germany's Castle road, making a day trip a rather easy affair. Why go to Schwetzingen? There's a huge and rather pinkish orange palace with 180 acres of formal gardens. Built in the 1300's as a fortress, the palace was converted into a hunting lodge in the 1500's and then into a summer residence. Now the palace and gardens are open to the public and are worth a visit.
We visited in early April, when the trees were in full bloom, as you can see from the pictures. The gardens include a Mosque and various temples you can see in the pictures.
Enjoy our Schwetzingen pictures. Click each thumbnail picture to see it larger. Below the pictures, you'll find more information on visiting Schwetzingen.
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