Traditional and talismanic, the town of Rastatt is an enchancting vision of authentic German culture. Its outstanding old town is presented neatly upon the sharp bend of the Rhein River, and boasts a captivating collection of historic buildings and impressive monuments. With its relaxed and restorative atmosphere, Ratstatt is a town firmly rooted in the prosperous past; a wander around the sinuous streets that overlook the tranquil river allows a lively and cheerful past to re-establish itself in the present. Pristine palaces and excellent museums mean visitors will be thoroughly entertained and enriched during their serene sojourn here.
With its dramatic entrance portal and interminable rows of manicured windows, the Rastatt Schloss presents a pristine picture of palatial glory. An fabulous façade is fronted by shallow pools and behind the structure resides painstakingly kept gardens whose orchards and shrubs bloom with beauty. Guided tours take visitors into the palace’s opulent interior, in which grand staircases and classic art tell tales of a prosperous past.
The town’s principal street boasts both aesthetic beauty and charismatic character, so ensure you take a wander down the Kaiserstrasse during your sojourn. Amidst half-timbered houses, impressive monuments such as the glowing sandstone Rathaus and St. Alexander’s Church reside. The town’s small yet satisfactory municipal museum, the rich history of Ratstatt is documents through a selection of mediums.
Those seeking a traditionally German gastronomical experience will delight in the authentic gastronomy served at Lehner’s Wirsthaus. Famed for its sizzling sausages, the food served here encompasses the essence of Germany hospitality. Enjoy hearty portions of sausage and schnitzel in a wonderfully warm atmosphere. (Am Schlossplatz 22, 76437 Rastatt, Germany)