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Summer residence of the Electors Palatine Charles III Philip and Charles IV Theodore, most notable for its spacious and ornate gardens. The mosque in the gardens complex is the earliest mosque-style building in Germany, built in 1779–1791. It was built at a time when the “Turkish” style was fashionable in Germany, it was never intended for prayer but later served religious purposes at various times.

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Attractions Near Schwetzingen Castle

Heidelberg Zoo

Heidelberg Zoo

7.55km from Schwetzingen Castle

Founded in 1933 and opened for the public on 20 November 1934, the zoo was totally destroyed during bombings in March 1945. Since 1972, the reformation began and slowly added more and more animal enclosures which includes an elephant house that was opened in 2010.

Philosophers Walk

Philosophers Walk

10.01km from Schwetzingen Castle

A walk through scenic nature, with a view of Heidelberg city. The name "Philosophers' Walk" can be traced to the fact that Heidelberg's university professors and philosophers found this path a place where they could talk seriously and contemplate while enjoying the charming view of the region.

Kurpfälzisches Museum

Kurpfälzisches Museum

10.05km from Schwetzingen Castle

Museum of art and archaeology. The Archaeology collection of the museum includes a facsimile of the lower jaw of Homo heidelbergensis discovered in Mauer- a village located between Heidelberg and Sinsheim.

Altstadt Heidelberg

Altstadt Heidelberg

10.25km from Schwetzingen Castle

Heidelberg city’s historic heart- with cobblestone streets, centuries-old buildings, and bustling market squares overlooked by the hilltop Heidelberg Castle and gardens.

Old Bridge Heidelberg

Old Bridge Heidelberg

10.6km from Schwetzingen Castle

It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore and is one of the best-known landmarks in Heidelberg.

Heiligenberg

Heiligenberg

10.83km from Schwetzingen Castle

Large wooded hill overlooking the town of Heidelberg. It has been the site of many historic and pre-historic constructions, including a Celtic hilltop fortification, a Roman sacred precinct, several medieval monasteries, modern lookout towers and the Heidelberg Thingstätte- an open air theatre built by the Nazis in the 1930s.

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Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg

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Germany's third largest state. Most of the major cities of Baden-Württemberg straddle the banks of the Neckar River, which runs downstream (from southwest to the center, then northwest) through the state past Tübingen, Stuttgart, Heilbronn, Heidelberg, and Mannheim.

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