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Palaces and castles in the city of Stuttgart.

Old Palace Stuttgart

The origin of the Old Palace (Altes Schloss) in Stuttgart dates back to a former moated castle in the 10th century A.D., which was erected with the purpose of protecting the “Stutengarten” stud farm. During the reign of the counts of Württemberg, the castle complex was expanded and designated as the counts’ main place of residence. In the 16th century, the dukes Christoph and Ludwig expanded the castle complex, developing it into a prestigious Renaissance castle. In the 18th century, the moats surrounding the castle were filled in.

Following severe devastation during the Second World War, reconstruction work was done on the castle until the beginning of the 70s. Today the Old Palace is home to the state museum, “Landesmuseum Württemberg”.

Opening Hours
Landesmuseum Württemberg
Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 05.00 pm

Old Palace Stuttgart

New Palace Stuttgart

The New Palace (Neues Schloss) in Stuttgart was the residence of dukes and kings, and it was erected between 1746 and 1807. At the beginning of the 20th century, the castle passed over into public ownership. At this time, it was the venue for exhibiting the treasures of the princes. At the end of the Second World War, the three-winged castle was virtually completely destroyed. Between 1958 and 1964 it was once again rebuilt.

Today the castle is used by the state government of Baden-Württemberg. The building harbours the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Culture. In addition, it also serves as a prestigious venue for representative purposes. The general public is only allowed access to the New Palace or, more exactly, the reconstructed state apartments in the main building, during special tours.

Opening Hours
Only accessible as part of special guided tours. Contact: Tel. +49 (0)711-6673-4331 (State Property and Building Surveyor's Office in Stuttgart)

New Palace Stuttgart

Solitude Palace Stuttgart

The Palace Solitude (Schloss Solitude) was completed in 1769 and is situated in close proximity to Schillerhöhe. Back then the castle was commissioned by Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg, with the purpose of using it as a hunting château and magnificent venue for representative purposes. He also significantly contributed to the design of the castle. After a mere 6 years of construction, this masterpiece, which depicts the late rococo period and early era of classicism, was completed.

In the pulsating summer residence of the House of Württemberg, the more affluent members of society could indulge in pleasurable hours. The residence served as the venue for cultural events or hunting expeditions into the surrounding forests. The banquet rooms and residential areas exclusively served the purpose of acting as representative venues. Guests can still marvel at the former grandeur of these rooms when visiting the Palm Room and the Music Room. The Palace Solitude can be visited during a guided tour.

Opening hours
April to October, Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 am to 12.00 am and 01.30 pm to 05.00 pm
Sunday and public holidays from 10.00 am to 05.00 pm
November to March, Tuesday to Saturday from 01.30 pm to 04.00 pm and
Sunday and public holidays from 10.00 am to 04.00 pm

Visitors must join one of the guided tours. Guided tours for groups by prior arrangement.
Guided Tours from April to October, daily every 45 minutes and from November to March, Tuesday to Saturday: 01.30 pm, 02.30 pm and 03.30 pm.

Contact
Schloss Solitude
Solitude 1
D-70197 Stuttgart

Palace administration
Telephone +49 (0) 7 11/69 66 99
Telefax +49 (0) 7 11/6 20 50 51
Further information concerning the palace, guided tours and admission fees can be found at: www.schloss-solitude.de (English version)

Solitude Palace Stuttgart