Palaces, Parks and Gardens: simply magical.

Defiant medieval fortresses, baroque castles with sweeping gardens, strictly classical ensembles or romantic quotations from various periods; Germany's cultural legacy is defined by the symbiosis of nature, architecture and countryside – our duty is to open up this legacy to as many travellers as possible.
View of Schwerin Castle with surrounding lake
Schwerin Castle

One of the foremost creations of romantic historicism in Europe, Schwerin Castle lies in a picturesque lake and park setting. Leading architects of the 19th century contributed designs to the castle, which can be enjoyed by wheelchair users. Touch tours are also available.

The Art Chamber of the baroque Gotha Universum in Friedenstein Palace with numerous exhibits in illuminated display cases on the walls
The Baroque Gotha Universum with Friedenstein Palace

For over 350 years, the Baroque Gotha Universum, together with Friedenstein Palace and the Ducal Museum, has united the art collections of the Dukes of Gotha, the Museum of Nature, the Historical Museum and the Ekhof Theatre — the world's oldest baroque theatre. The palace's museum and the Ducal Museum are both accessible to wheelchair users and provide audio guides for visitors.

View of Wilhelma Gardens in Stuttgart with the historical conservatory building
Wilhelma Gardens in Stuttgart

Wilhelma Gardens in the City of Stuttgart encompasses both the Wilhelm I Royal Park containing historical buildings — once the King's private retreat — as well as a modern zoological botanical garden. A free map aids orientation and provides details of the barrier-free circular tour.

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