Schwetzingen is a medium-sized city and is situated just between the bigger cities Heidelberg and Mannheim in the southwest of Germany. The city lies close to the Rhine river and the Odenwald mountains. Therefore, you can discover very beautiful landscapes around the city.
The most famous buildings in the city itself are the Schwetzingen Palace and the Schlosstheater. The Schwetzingen Palace got its current form in the 17th century when Prince Elector Johann Wilhelm commissioned alterations to the original building at that spot, a little moated castle. Adding two wings increased the size significantly. The Palace and the Schlosstheater are open to visitors.
The Schlosstheater keeps working as a venue for performances until today. If you visit Schwetzingen between May and June make sure you reserve a ticket to see one of the great concerts in the Schlosstheater during the Schwetzingen Festival!