Tet e Tete and all that!
The Tete e Tete. If you are intending to visit southern Germany, then do not miss the bi- annual tete e tete street festival in Rastatt. ( the next one starts 1st June 2010) You need to book accomodation and show tickets well in advance. Once there you will enjoy World wide street theatre and wonderful staged shows.
I have been several times as a guest of the city and enjoyed acts from australia, England, Holland and many other countries. The town comes alive at night with the sound of music and laughter and it made little difference that i speak very little German!!! The food is great and a visit the ice cream restaurant in the centre of town is a must!
Having its own brewary is a great asset and I recommend the local beer. The People are friendly, helpful and have a great sence of History. What I miss is the famous white asparagus! The castle and summer palace with their heavy Baroque influence and large selection of Delph Tiles will always remain a good memory, as will the museum in the centre of the city. The city remains true to the past and thanks to its past Oberbergameister Klaus Walker it has rediscovered its history pre 1930's.