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Schwetzingen Castle Festival

Held for over 50 years now, the Schwetzingen Festival takes place every spring in the palace gardens, which are magnificent at this time of year with the flowers in full bloom.

A festival like a midsummer night's dream
The festival aims to blend old and new, so expect to encounter works from past centuries, as well as new operas and concerts, composed specifically for this spectacular occasion. The majority of the artists, composers and singers see the Palace Festival as a springboard to a successful career. More than 50 events ensure there is something to suit the tastes of every music lover.
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Places of interest

The enchanting town of Schwetzingen, situated right on the Castles Route and the Baden Asparagus Route, has two main attractions, namely Schwetzingen asparagus and the fabulous palace with its extensive gardens. On the market square, this "royal vegetable" is honoured with a bronze statue of a lady selling asparagus, and it goes without saying that there are also real people selling delectable Schwetzingen asparagus!
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Art & culture

Schwetzingen has such a diverse programme of art and culture to discover. Try out one of the guided tours of the town – you won't be disappointed. Twice a year theatregoers flock to the "Alte Wollfabrik" playhouse, and every five years you might just find that art is "getting in your way" in the town centre …
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