Rastatt Castle Schloss Rastatt

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  A proud series of baroque residences were built along the upper Rhine River.  Rastatt Castle was the first, founded by the Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm of Baden-Baden (1655 – 1707), nicknamed “Turk Louis“ by locals due to his spectacular military success in the recent Turkish wars. The oldest baroque residential palace on the Upper Rhine still receives its guests much as […]

Wiblingen Monastery Kloster Wiblingen Wiblingen Abbey Wiblingen Convent

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Wiblingen, founded in 1093, underwent the same fate as all other medieval monasteries in Germany, when it was radically remodeled in the 18th century. The result was an architectural ensemble of impressive dimensions in the baroque style. The abbey church, completed in 1781, is a rare example in Upper Swabia of neoclassical interior design, seeking […]

The Weimar Palace

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The Palace of in Weimar, sometimes called the Residenzschloss ( “Palace Residence” or “Dukes Residence”) and sometimes the Stadtschloss (“City Palace”), was once the principal residence of the Ernestine line of the House of Wettin in their Thuringian territories, or to put it another way, was the seat of the Dukes of Saxe-Weimar.  The palace’s construction underwent a turbulent history […]