Schwetzingen Castle and Gardens


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



German (fluent), English (fluent)

The summer residence of the Electors Palatines of Heidelberg (the German "Versailles")

Here's a tour that will enchant your senses. Immerse yourself in the surroundings of the German Versailles and feel yourself transported back to the time of the Prince-Electors at this magnificent palace park. You will walk among flowers, trees and lakes, architectural follies and other structures built for pleasure. This romantic palace park very close to the City of Heidelberg offers a unique combination of French baroque and English natural garden styles full of beauty and harmony. In this green oasis you will discover beguiling statues, water installations and formal garden arrangements. The high point is the amazing fairy-tale mosque - one of the largest in German-speaking countries - the orangery and the rococo theater where Mozart as a 7 year old boy played piano.

Experience the charm of this enchanting site. As a guest of me, you will also be chauffeured into the park.


Palace Parc Schwetzingen - A cultural Monument of European Status:
I will pick you up at your hotel in Heidelberg with my luxurious Jeep Grand Cherokee and after a short drive (25 minutes) we will arrive at the wonderful Castle and Parc of Schwetzingen. This was the former summer residence of the Electors Palatine of Heidelberg. I am allowed to drive right into the parc with the car and we will enter at first the "Orangery". Then we will explore all monuments, flower arrangements, fountains, the bath house, Roman an Greek temples, the international arboretum and the private bathhouse, the stunning oriental Mosque and Mosques gardens. If you like a break, we can have a drink or a delicious cake at the historic Castle restaurant with the original interior of the 18th century. After a relaxing time in the garden you will be impressed of the beauty and diversity of this unique accomplishment in the 18th and we will drive back to Heidelberg.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


I will pick you up with my luxurious Jeep Grand Cherokee from your Hotel in Heidelberg and also drive you back again.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 Euro - For Lunch if desired

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks


I do not have any restrictions.

A Recent Review of this tour

Vera was very nice and accommodating. She was very knowledgeable in terms the history of Heidelberg. She answered whatever we asked with historical facts and we learned much from her. We were able to customize our tour and would not have found the ruins above the Philosopher's Way if not for her sharing this knowledge. All in all I would recommend her to anyone who is visiting Heidelberg
Lena Wang

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