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"In which city is the Schloss Favorite (Rastatt) Palace located?" (posted 12/08/2014)

In Rastatt-Förch see also http://www.schloss-favorite-rastatt.de/besucherinformation/anfahrt/
Answer provided by Kajetan Hetzer on 12/09/2014
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Hi, this Favorite Castle is located in Rastatt - Förch. Förch is a village on the outskirts of Rastatt. see also http://www.schloss-favorite-rastatt.de/en/home/ Regards Arnold
Answer provided by Arnold Wunsch on 12/08/2014
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Favorite Castle is situated on the edge of the district "Förch" of Rastatt, which is located about 5 km from Rastatt. The address is: Schloss Favorite Rastatt Favorite Am Schloss 5 76437 Rastatt-Förch from Rastatt center with bus 241 for Scloss Favorite, get off at the stop "Förch".
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Favorite Castle is part of the city of Rastatt and is located on the outskirts of the village between Rastatt and Haueneberstein. I hope I could answer your question well understood. For further questions please do not hesitate to send me an email. Kind regards, Anke Luthardt
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  • Schloss Favorite (Rastatt)
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    Schloss Favorite (Rastatt)

    Schloss Favorite is a castle on the outskirts of Rastatt-Förch in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Built by Johann Michael Ludwig Rohrer between 1710 and 1730, it was a pleasure and hunting palace (French: Maison de plaisance) used by Margravine Franziska Sibylla Augusta of Sachsen-Lauenburg, widow of Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden ('Türkenlouis'). It is the oldest of the German so-called 'Porcelain Palaces' and the only to survive intact to this day. The castle was only used for several weeks a year as a summer residence.

    The castle houses a large collection of Chinese porcelain, black lacquerwork and Schwartz Porcelain.

  • Schloss Rastatt
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    Schloss Rastatt

    Schloss Rastatt is a historical building in Rastatt, Germany. The palace and the Garden were built between 1700 and 1707 by the Italian architect Domenico Egidio Rossi as ordered by Margrave Louis William of Baden.

    During the Palatine war of succession the residence of Margrave Louis William of Baden-Baden had been burnt by French troops. A rebuild of the destroyed castle would not have suited the representative needs of the count of Baden. Since he also needed a home for his wife Sibylle Auguste of Saxe-Lauenburg, whom he had married in 1690, he a had a new residence built in place of the former hunting lodge.

    During this operation the 1697 hunting lodge was demolished to leave space for the new castle. The village of Rastatt was promoted to city status in 1700 and the Margrave moved here with his court. The residence in Rastatt is the oldest Baroque residence in the German Upper-Rhine area. It was built according to the example of the French Palace of Versailles. During the 19th century the castle was used as headquarters.

    The castle was not damaged during World War II. Today the castle is home of two museums, the "Wehrgeschichtliche Museum" (military history) and Erinnerungsstätte für die Freiheitsbewegungen in der deutschen Geschichte (Memorial site for the German liberation movement).

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Rastatt Overview

Rastatt is located on the Murg river, 6 km (4 miles) above its junction with the Rhine and has a population of over 47,000 (2003). The town is twinned with Woking, England.

Things to See in Rastatt

Residenzschloss of Markgrafen von Baden-Baden

Schloss Favorite Rastatt

Einsiedelner Kapelle



Evangelische Stadtkirche

Kath. Stadtkirche St. Alexander

Historic town hall



Festung Rastatt




  • Bernhardusbrunnen
  • Alexiusbrunnen
  • Johannes-Nepomuk-Brunnen
  • Pfeifferbrunnen
  • Rastatter Rätsel vor dem Bahnhofv
  • Die Auflösung des Rastatter Rätsels (Picasso-Brunnen)



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More about the History of Rastatt

Until the end of the 17th century, Rastatt held little influence, but after its destruction by the French in 1689, it was rebuilt on a larger scale by Louis William, margrave of Baden, the imperial general in the Austro-Ottoman War known popularly as Türkenlouis. It then remained the residence of the margraves of Baden-Baden until 1771. The Baden revolution of 1849 began with a mutiny of soldiers at Rastatt in May 1849 under Ludwik Mieroslawski and Gustav Struve, and ended there a few weeks later with the capture of the town by the Prussians. (See The Revolutions of 1848 in the German states and History of Baden.) For some years, Rastatt was one of the strongest fortresses of the German empire, but its fortifications were dismantled in 1890.

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Rastatt is a city in the District of Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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