Just about everywhere you go in Germany you are likely to discover an unfamiliar castle, palace or fortress with lovely gardens or grounds beckoning you to stop for a stroll or a picnic. Weikersheim Castle in the town of Weikersheim, in the Baden-Württemberg region, is one of those idyllic castles. The peaceful baroque gardens are dotted with tall stone sculptures and offer a view of the valley. The interior of the castle is rich in art and baroque decor, with a famously well-preserved knights' banquet hall particularly worth seeing.
Guided tours of the palace take place every hour and tickets are 5.50€ for adults, 2.80€ for children under 15, and 13.80€ for a family ticket.
Today the castle is home to the Jeunesses Musicales Germany during the summer and this August, 2012, will host a two-week chamber music festival featuring the California Institute of Music.
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