Ettlingen Palace

Ettlingen, Germany

Ettlingen castle was first mentioned in the 13th century. It has been destroyed several times over the centuries, rebuilt and expanded. In 1727 decided the Margravine Sibylla Augusta to use the castle as a retirement home. Johann Michael Rohrer created the Baroque palace from the castle ruins. Artists Riccardo Retti and Lucca Colomba equipped the rooms of sumptuous paintings and stucco. The great master of the late Baroque, Cosmas Damian Asam, created grand ceiling paintings on the castle chapel.



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Founded: 18th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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Satyeshwar Singh (5 months ago)
A beautiful little castle and surrounding shops. It has some really nice coffee shops and bakeries
Mulenga Makumba (6 months ago)
Beautiful little city. I have noticed one thing ..not alot of young people in this city .it's beautiful. Clean and so peaceful. It has cute events and concerts in summer ☺️. I love it
R (18 months ago)
A beautifully preserved historic venue where you can come for the history, art, or some shows. The restaurants nearby are kinda overpriced but there’s a few good options if you head into town. The parking situation wasn’t bad that day and I went back home using the tram nearby.
MT Stam (2 years ago)
Nice city
MT Stam (2 years ago)
Nice city
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