Come celebrate: 300 years of Bruchsal Palace


The Bruchsal landmark celebrates its anniversary from 23 to 29 May with a varied program and many offers and surprises for all visitors.

In keeping with the celebrations for the 300th anniversary of Bruchsal Castle, an anniversary week will take place from 23 to 29 May with a colorful program based on the historical landmark.

Photo: Gunther Bayerl

300 years ago, on May 27, 1722, the Prince Bishop of Speyer, Damian Hugo von Schönborn (1676–1743), laid the foundation stone for his new residence in Bruchsal. From 23 to 29 May 2022 we will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the castle with you as part of a week of festivities.

The anniversary weekend is the perfect opportunity to experience the Bruchsal Palace in all its splendor and diversity.

Photo: Manfred Schneider

A varied program, a hands-on children’s program, culinary delights and more await visitors. Anyone who has always wanted to know the historical landmark of Bruchsal or experience it in a very special way should come and celebrate.

The most important highlights at a glance

For the 300th anniversary of Bruchsal Castle, visitors can discover special offers and enjoy different programs. This includes:

• Free admission to the castle on 28 and 29 May 2022

• Castle market in the courtyard from 26 to 29 May 2022 with regional artisans and culinary delights. free entry

• Diversified support program

• Participation activities for children

Exciting special tours are just one example of the varied offer of the anniversary week.

Photo: Heidelberg Service Center

The Bruchsal Palace will only open its gates during the anniversary week from Monday 23 May and Wednesday 25 May to Friday 27 May 2022 from 10:00 to 17:00. Special tours through the castle and the castle garden show the highlights of the ancient residence.

Participation in guided tours is included in the day ticket. Every day, guests can expect a special “cultural treat” – let them surprise you.

The varied program has something special to offer all visitors on the anniversary weekend.

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Regional crafts, delicacies, children’s program and more

From Thursday 26 May to Sunday 29 May 2022, the Palaces and State Gardens of Baden-Württemberg invite you to the “Palace Market” in the courtyard from 12:00 to 19:00: regional crafts and culinary delicacies from salty to sweet can be found in white pagoda tents: four days an irresistible invitation to stroll and enjoy the courtyard.

Two days of celebration with free admission to the castle: the great anniversary party will make the castle and its surroundings shine on 28 and 29 May from 10.00 to 18.00. During these two days you will meet noble ladies and gentlemen of the prince-bishop’s court, who invite you to participate, play and dance together.

The Throne Room is just one of the many attractions the castle has to offer.

Photo: Dirk Altenkirch

ELMO, the Bruchsal play mobile, awaits you in the castle garden with a variety of play and exercise equipment for children and teenagers, as well as various painting and craft activities, face painting and fairy tale readings. Clown Betty, songwriter and candy juggler, and magical duo Luca and Benji with their unique balloons and magical abilities round out the outdoor festival.

A reading room with deck chairs offers the opportunity for a short break. A swing quartet will ensure a good mood on both days. Sensational images can be taken on the throne of the golden castle – the appropriate memory.

Additional information

More information on the activities related to the 300 years of Bruchsal Castle can be found at

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