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Internationally renowned for its imperial majesty and agricultural prowess, the city of Bruchsal is verdant vision of Baroque beauty that boasts an astounding architectural array. Medieval prisons, commanding castles and regal residences decorate the city scape, in which verdant parks provide refuge. Culture is rich and rife and celebrated primarily by the city’s own theatre company, which tour the world with German inspired dynamic drama. As Europe’s largest producer of asparagus, the verdant vegetable features in many of the city’s delectable dishes and is an integral eating experience during your stay.
Indisputably Bruschal’s most attractive allure, the Bruchal Palace is a beautiful banquet of architectural splendour; the golden grandeur of the façade is complemented by rose pink tones and fearsome gargoyles, while the impressive interior delivers further visual treats. The palace’s staircase, regularly hailed as one of the world’s finest staircases, rivals the Sistine Chapel with its elaborate paintings, sculptures and alcoves. The opulence of the palace’s rooms, with their diverse themes and colour schemes, are equally arresting.
The extraordinary exhibits housed within the magnificent Mechanical Music Museum are a refreshing change from the usual collections of art and artefacts; within, aesthetically astounding objects date back to the 18th century, and include miniature violins, organs and pianos. The delightful detail and intricate carpentry of these objects will impress even the most discerning observers, and many of the machines still function perfectly, allowing visitors to listen to their melodious music.
Occupying a beautiful mansion in the city’s picturesque town centre, the Zum Baeren Restaurant specialises in fine fare and a warm ambience; traditional dishes feature an international twist and use prime quality ingredients. After dining on delectable dishes, enjoy a refreshing pint of German beer in the beautiful beer garden.(Schönbornstraße 28, 76646 Bruchsal)