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20 Attractions to Explore Near Schwetzingen Castle

Schwetzingen Castle
Schwetzingen CastleSchloß Mittelbau, 68723 Schwetzingen, Germany

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.

Nearby Attractions

Heidelberg Zoo
Heidelberg Zoo7.55 KMs away 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 Walk10.01 KMs away 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 Museum10.05 KMs away 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 Heidelberg10.25 KMs away 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 Heidelberg10.60 KMs away 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
Heiligenberg10.83 KMs away 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.

Heidelberg Castle
Heidelberg Castle10.88 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. It is located 80 meters (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside and thereby dominates the view of the Heidelberg oldtown.

Technoseum
Technoseum11.54 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

Technoseum showcases the industrialisation of the south-western regions of Germany. The exhibits are arranged in a way that the visitors will experience a technological journey in time, from begining of the industrial revolution to the present day.

Speyer Cathedral
Speyer Cathedral11.91 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

It is one of the most important Romanesque monuments from the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The cathedral was the burial place of the German emperors for almost 300 years.

Technic Museum Speyer
Technic Museum Speyer12.05 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

The Technik Museum Speyer is a technology museum in Speyer openend in 1991 as a sister museum of the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim. The museum has over 2,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 150,000 m² , indoors and outdoors. It pulls more than half a million visitors per year.

Kunsthalle Mannheim
Kunsthalle Mannheim12.94 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

Kunsthalle Mannheim is a modern and contemporary art museum housing art collections and hosting temporary art exhibitions of Mannheim city. Built in 1907, the museums own collection comprises around 1,500 works from multiple artists including Édouard Manet, Paul Cézanne, George Grosz. In addition, the new extension building constructed in 2018 shows major collection of works by Anselm Kiefer.

Mannheim Baroque Palace
Mannheim Baroque Palace13.52 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

Originally the main residence of the Prince-electors of the Electorate of the Palatinate of the House of Wittelsbach. Part of the palace is used by the University of Mannheim. The castle, which features tapestries, furniture, paintings, porcelain and silverware is open to visitors.

Holiday Park, Germany
Holiday Park, Germany20.95 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

Holiday Park is one of Germany's most popular theme parks, and is part park and part woodland. The park offers several amusement rides, as well as roller coasters, water rides, and live shows. The park is well known for its Expedition GeForce roller coaster, which consistently remained in the top ten of the many best roller coaster lists since its opening in 2001.

Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM
Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM28.67 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

The museum had more than 3,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 50,000 m2 (540,000 sq ft), indoors and outdoors. It is the largest private museum in Europe. With a Tupolev Tu-144 on display since 2001 and Air France donating one of its retiring Concorde aircraft (F-BVFB), it is the only place where both supersonic passenger aircraft are shown. Both are fully accessible by the public.

Dom St. Peter (Worms Cathedral)
Dom St. Peter (Worms Cathedral)31.29 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

St Peter's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Worms, southern Germany. The cathedral is located on the highest point of the inner city of Worms, on a hill. Since this hill was safe from flooding, it has been inhabited by people since the third millennium BC.

Hambach Castle
Hambach Castle33.43 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

Hambach Castle is considered a symbol of the German democracy movement. It is located on the mountain Schlossberg in the eastern outskirts of the Palatine Forest at an elevation of 325m. Archaeological finds shows that the area of Hambach Castle was used in late Roman times.

Felsenmeer Lautertal
Felsenmeer Lautertal38.58 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

The Felsenmeer Lautertal is a massive field of boulders that covers an area of nearly 200 acres. Some of the boulders are as large as houses, and the entire field is surrounded by a dense forest. This fascinating geological formation was created over millions of years by weathering.

Karlsruhe Palace
Karlsruhe Palace42.94 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

Built in 1715 by Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach, after a dispute with the citizens of his previous capital, Durlach. The city of Karlsruhe was planned with the tower of the palace at the center and 32 streets radiating out from it like spokes on a wheel, or ribs on a folding fan, so that a nickname for Karlsruhe in German is the "fan city"

Zoological Gardens Karlsruhe
Zoological Gardens Karlsruhe44.52 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

Opened in 1865, it is one of the oldest zoos in Germany, having about 4.400 animals and 250 species. In 13 November 2010, 26 animals were killed and several animals suffered severe burns due to a fire at the zoo.

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
ZKM | Center for Art and Media44.65 KMs away from Schwetzingen Castle

Organizes special exhibitions and thematic events, conducts research and produces works on the effects of media, digitization, and globalization. The ZKM houses under one roof exhibition spaces, the research platform Hertz Lab, a library and a media library, thus combining research and production, exhibitions and events, archive and collection.