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Rastatt Favorite Palace

Note: There are two palaces in Rastatt: The Rastatt Residential Palace and this one, the Favorite Palace, which is also known as the porcelain palace. It was build between 1710 and 1720 and served as a hunting- and pleasure palace for margravine Sibylla Augusta of Baden Baden. She was pretty crazy about porcelain: Plenty of rooms contain little shelves for vases, figurines and plates. Three rooms are particularly noteworthy:

  1. The fake kitchen, which has only been used to display porcelain, but has actually never been used for cooking. Here’s a little funny detail that’s easy to miss: The chimney is just a dummy and the smut inside it is just painted.
  2. The Japanese room, which I guess contained plenty more exotic Japanese ceramics during the 18th century.
  3. The mirror room with its golden walls and it’s marvelous floor. Add a few fancy dresses and it would be the nursery-dream of every little (or grown up) girl. 😉

Sala Terrena

The Sala Terrena is the Palace’s jewel: Red marble, thousands of hand painted Dutch tiles and ceiling paintings done by grandmasters of their art. The hall spans over three floors, which makes it impossible to capture it’s whole magnificence on a picture. Nevertheless here are two attempts:

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Orangery

Here’s a less known fact about Palace Favorite: The world’s first Orangery was built in 1717 as part of Palace Favorte in Rastatt. It was basically a heated greenhouse to store exotic plants (hence the name) during the winter months. Beside that it was also used as a ballroom and dining hall. There’s also a nice garden surrounding the Orangery and the Palace. It allures to stroll around on a sunny day.

But back to the Palace. Here are a few more pictures of its magnificent interior:

Visit Rastatt Palace Favorte

There’s plenty more to discover. Should you visit the place, make a mental note to walk around it! Otherwise you might end up missing either the Orangery exhibition or the palace’s beautiful front. Btw, beautiful front: The picture at the top shows the back side of Rastatt Palace Favorte. So I do speak from experience… 😉

Please visit Rastatt Favorite Palace’s official website for additional information.

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Next month, we’re going to take a look at castle Runkelstein, a.k.a. Roncolo in Bolzano, South Tirol, Italy.

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