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This tranquil palace, with its relaxing parks, is out in the hills overlooking the city, a half an hour bus journey from the train station. The palace itself is quite small, and easily viewed in half an hour, unless you go inside to look about. The parks and pathways around the palace, however, offer hours of wandering in the countryside. The views of Stuttgart from the palace are also very good, especially when framed by the trees and the passageways under the building. The palace is very elegant, and built in the Rococo style 1764 and 1775 by architects Friedrich Weyhing, Philippe de la Guepiere and Reinhold Ferdinand Heinrich Fischer. Guepiere also had a distinctive hand in the design of the Neues Schloss down below in the city centre.
Inside the palace are exhibitions for the Akademie Schloss Solitude, who put on exhibitions from budding artists from around the world. Entrance is 3 euros and the palace is open from 9am until 5pm every day except Monday from 1st April until 31st October, but closed for lunch from 12am to 1:30pm. For the rest of the year it shuts an hour earlier, at 4pm.
It's a bit colder and windier up on the hill, so you may want to take some warm clothes.
The heart of Stuttgart is a castle in the middle of town . This opens up a chain of other castles all around the city. You can actually make a castle tour in Stuttgart.
Schloss Solitude was built between 1764 und 1769 in Rokoko style and is situated in the South-West of Stuttgart city.
The Palace Solitude
The Palace Solitude was built between 1763 and 1767 and was created in a style between rococo and classic. The ceiling paintings, on the ground floor, created by Nicolas Guibal and Fresken belong truely to the master works. Renovations ended in 1983 and it is now home of the Akademie Schloss Solitude for art scholars from all over the world.
This palace is Stuttgart's best example of the ornate rococo architectural style that more commonly comes to mind when thinking of the Parisian Renaissance.
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