Welcome to the baroque city of Rastatt!
Rastatt, located in the heart of Baden is sure to win you over with Baden warmth and hospitality. Rastatt is also a true baroque jewel! One of the most beautiful baroque castles on the upper Rhine, the magical Pagodenburg and many other stately buildings throughout the city center still bear witness today about Rastatt’s period as baroque residence of the margraviate of Baden-Baden. Those who would like to savor even more baroqueness, will surely be delighted by our cuisine, history and dramatic guided tours.
The tourist information team at the Residential Palace would be happy to advise you! Less baroque, but even more hospitable is the tête-à-tête International Street Theater Festival, the largest of its kind in Germany. This festival transforms Rastatt‘s streets and squares into open stages every two years and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors with its unique atmosphere.
Experience the history of the city of Rastatt up close on the Historical Route.
You can follow the tracks of Rastatt history on the Historical Route and visit 23 historical places in about an hour and a half. Information points and plaques at each of these places inform you about the most important facts about Rastatt’s sights.
You will find even more information on our Internet presence, which you can access easily at every location with your smart phone or other portable device. The tourist information office at the Residential Palace at Herrenstraße 18 will provide you with printed site plan of the Historical Route.