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Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley Sights

Altes Schloss (Old Castle)

  • Schillerpl. 6 Map It
  • Mitte
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/15/2013

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Across the street from the Neues Schloss stands this former residence of the counts and dukes of Württemberg, which was originally built as a moated castle around 1320. Wings were added in the mid-15th century, creating a Renaissance palace. The palace now houses the Landesmuseum Württemberg (Württemberg State Museum), with imaginative exhibits tracing the area's development from the Stone Age to modern times. There's also a separate floor as a dedicated children's museum. The second floor, which reopened in 2012 after an extensive renovation, includes jaw-dropping family jewels of the fabulously rich and powerful Württemberg royals.

Sight Information

Address:

Schillerpl. 6, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, 70173, Germany

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Phone:

0711-279–3498

Sight Details:

  • €12
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 11/15/2013

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