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. Work out when and for how long to visit Schloss Benrath and other Dusseldorf attractions using our handy Dusseldorf vacation planner.
Schloss Benrath Reviews
A lovely palace and house BUT you need to get on the appropriate tour (German or English) to see it. The tour guides are excellent and show to you every aspect of this Italian style palace - very... more »
Took my family on an English speaking tour and had a horrible experience. Staff was rude to us and even touched my children ! This despite marketing the tour as suitable for children from age 0... 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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