Schloss Benrath, Dusseldorf

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Castle
You'll feel like you've entered a forest in the middle of the city at Schloss Benrath, a UNESCO-recognized Baroque pleasure palace that dates back to 1755. Architect Nicolas de Pigage built it for Elector Palatine Carl Theodor. The main building's museum offers guided tours. The surrounding gardens integrate well with the palace, creating a singular work of art. The city's tramway will take you here easily. See Schloss Benrath and all Dusseldorf has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dusseldorf vacation planner.
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  • Based in Cologne, we went to Dusseldorf for a day trip. On the way back, we thought there is an English tour at 3pm. But it was cancelled due in part to the Pandemic. The ticket office is situated...  more »
  • The Schloss grounds are lovely for a picnic or a family outing. The Christmas markets at Schloss Benrath are also wonderful - if you can find it, I recommend the Sake Glühwein!  more »
  • A great tour (only 4 of us) so got to go to some of the lessor seen rooms. The guide was great, she really knew her stuff. The overall quality of the building was simply stunning and the gardens were very beautiful. We finished our time here with a wonderful lunch at the Cafe inside.
  • Definitely worth a day out - there was so much here! Limited palace tours in English (full tour at 12, short tour at 3 when we went). The palace tour was very interesting - our guide was good. You do have to wear felt slippers and slide around the marble and wooden floors. (They are large enclosed toe type with no backs.) Photos without flash are allowed. The cafe was good but very busy. You can sit outside, which is nice on a sunny day. Cakes were yummy. There are also 2 museums: natural history and garden art. (There was also a sculpture exhibition which we didn't see.) These are entirely in German - if you can read German you could spend a long time here. We enjoyed seeing the pictures etc. anyway. The fairly large grounds are great for a stroll with different gardens and areas. The grounds are free, there is one cost for the palace and another ticket which includes the museums too. There is a discount if you have a Dusseldorf card. Plenty of toilets available in all the buildings, but not around the park.

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