Schwetzingen Palace Gardens

So I saw this AMAZING palace on Pinterest (which inspires 80% of my vacations now, by the way). I looked up the palace and was delighted that it was only an hour away from us! It has been said that this place, Schwetzingen Palace (Schloß Schwetzingen in German) is Β the Versailles of Germany, and has the best grounds in the country. It is the only palace garden in Germany that I have visited, so I can’t compare, but I can say it is beautiful!

What you see when you enter!
Stomper next to a map of the ENORMOUS gardens.
Bunches, smelling the flowers. She did a great job not touching them when we told her not to, with the exception of the time she lost her balance and went face-first into a plant.
They LOOOOOOVE fountains.
They call these “tree tunnels” when the trees make a roof overhead.
Beautifully manicured plants!
A snake-shaped fountain.
The view of the palace from inside the gardens — the palace is massive, this is probably only 10% of it.
There were statues out in the lake.
And the swans walked right up to us! (Is that a swan?)
All 6 of us!
A bell tower in the town of Schwetzingen.
A funny German sign.
Bunches, taking her time.
Resting in the shade.
In the car, the kids said “Mom, look, Rapunzel’s tower!!!”

It was a beautiful summer day here in Germany!


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