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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www.ettlingen.de

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User Reviews

Joachim Sander (7 months ago)
Tolle Location, must have seen!
Николай Кръстанов (8 months ago)
it's beautiful!
Ronald Halim (11 months ago)
A beautiful town (just gonna review the entire town instead of the schloss only). It was so serene and peaceful to sit by the river. If u r a fan of small alleys and laneways combined with medieval architecture, this town is a must-see.
Dogi Guirhem (12 months ago)
Beautiful old town...
Bas nem (13 months ago)
Small local Castle. Nice markets inside
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