Rosenstein Palace

Stuttgart, Germany

Rosenstein Palace was built between 1822 and 1830 by the court builder Giovanni Salucci (1769–1845) in the classical style for King Wilhelm I. The palace stands in Rosenstein Park on a height overlooking the Neckar river valley. Formerly called the Kahlenstein (literally 'bald rock', because it was bare of trees), the hill was renamed Rosenstein ('rose rock'), and a rose garden was planted to the south-east of the palace.

Today, Schloss Rosenstein houses that part of State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart dealing with extant lifeforms.



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Founded: 1822
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)


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Burak Uçar (7 months ago)
This museum has no English explanations
Vrushabh Joijode (8 months ago)
Life like animals Just amazing
S Serenomy (14 months ago)
To reach here by car is only possible by walking. You can use the park place of Zoo Wilhelma then 15 minutes mid-range upright walking. Great museum especially for kids. There are two different museum here. Naturkunde and Museum am Löwentor. You can get a combined ticket by paying 1€ additionally. Distance between the museums is 20 minutes by walking. You can also enjoy very nice garden outside.
Arko Sen (2 years ago)
Amazing museum, a must for all age groups and paleontology aficionados. Please ensure an start early. Start with the Paleontology museum, the Wilhelma zoo and end with the animal museum to complete the circuit. Do not forget the stroll through the picturesque Neckar park.
V. Augusto Valentini Milleri (2 years ago)
Absolutely lovely museum, visited for free with the card. Stunning place in the park and nice exhibition. Too bad not even one sigle explanation in English, well spoken by the staff. We had to translate all the names of the animals
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