Schloss Benrath (Benrath Palace) is a Baroque-style maison de plaisance (pleasure palace) in Benrath, which is now a borough of Düsseldorf. It was erected for the Elector Palatine Charles Theodor and his wife, Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach, by his garden and building director Nicolas de Pigage. Construction began in 1755 and was completed in 1770. The ensemble at Benrath has been proposed for designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The main building, the central corps de logis, for the Elector Palatine and his wife is flanked by two arched symmetrical wings, the maisons de cavalière, which originally housed the servants. They partially surround a circular pond, the Schlossweiher (palace pond), in the north. On the southside lies a long rectangular pond, the Spiegelweiher (mirror pond). From the predescant castle, which stood formerly in the mid of the long rectangular pond on the southside of the palace, is conserved only one of the servant wings, the so-called Alte Orangerie (Old Orangery).
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Monica W | Feb 28, 2018
Nice-looking palace surrounded by a beautiful park and pond that still make for good photos at night. The palace tour makes the place seem not only much larger, but more "historical" beyond what the pink walls and trim grounds suggest. The guide we had was fun, knowledgeable, and efficient. This is also a good place for a morning run. The older building is now a ballet school! Too bad they don't offer adult classes.
Alexander Marten | Feb 18, 2018
Beautiful small Victorian residence with gorgeous gardens. Very nice for a stroll in the sun or even in the night while it is snowing. Reminds a bit of a "Sleepy Hollow" atmosphere when you stroll through the night, with the snowflakes falling and the wind blowing through the trees. Loved it!
Plamen Popov | Feb 21, 2018
A great place for tourist and also for local people. You can visit the gardrns or the museums or just walk in the very beautiful park with a small botanical garden. There is s beautiful lake on the north side of Schools Benrsth. On the south the park ends at the bank of Rhein river. But this is not all - there are few small lakes inside the garden and the park, forming beautiful water mirrors.
Denise Cheung | Jan 4, 2018
Unfortunately the palace was closed when we visited on New Year's Eve. It was still nice to stroll in the park though. There are lots of beautiful swans and ducks in the pond.
Mohammad Reza Sharif | Jan 15, 2018
A piece of heaven on earth. Just put on your trail running shoes before heading it and enjoy walking and running for hours.
Manoj Das | Mar 28, 2018
Awesome place for click your favourite pictures. Colour really suits for bridal photography. And very nice and cool place
Michal Pavliš | Mar 14, 2018
Nice palace with beautiful parks around. Very interesting facts. Recommendation: take the guided tour inside, there is more then expected ;)
zach yu | May 5, 2018
Very beautiful palace with a little lake and big Green park, with walking distance to Rhine river. And can get there by train or tram from Dusseldorf city center with 15-30 minutes.
Eszter Laszlo | May 17, 2018
If case my fotos don't transmit a fair picture, I want to add: this is one place what it's worth visiting in every season! Being close to nature brings one back to finding inner peace. Spring and Fall however offer more colours... It is a beautiful place what offers pleasures to eyes, body and soul. Don't hesitate, simply take a visit :)
Pallav Sharda | Jun 11, 2018
So so. We couldn’t go inside since it was Reeves for a wedding. But from outside it looked like a mildly decorated building. Not much detail. The grounds are vast and plenty of places to stroll through.
Grand Kudilinkal | Jun 13, 2018
One of the beautiful places in Düsseldorf. The area which is located also a unique combination,because it situated near riverbanks of Rhein. It has a tremendous park surrounded by the Castle and there are public transport facilities to reach there
Ashish Saxena | Jun 7, 2018
Beautiful place to roam arround. It is speard in big area maintained greenery. Must visit place to enjoy evening in a group or as a couple.
Swapnil Goyal | Jul 3, 2018
NICE green and beautiful part of Dusseldorf to walk around. Surrounded by Big garden and water. Last week there was a musical concert and fireworks when I took some photos. It's very calm and beautiful place in all weathers
Sekhar Visvanathan | Jun 15, 2018
Beautiful Palace and gardens. Unfortunately could not see inside as the main Palace was closed for a wedding. Museums were open. Do check suitable timings before visiting as they allow visitors only with guided tours which take place just once a day in German and English both. Fairly steep entrant e fees
Thu Nguyen | Jun 18, 2018
Nice area to walk around. There is a park and river outside of the castle. Jogging in this area is the best since you don't need to worry about any cars driving around.
Lorraine Frederica | Jun 23, 2018
Very, very beautiful. I hope they take better care of the exterior, but overall so pretty. Don’t forget to visit the garden area!
Arun CS | Aug 17, 2018
Visited early morning in August . Lots of greenery, water bodies and walking tracks . Very peaceful and serene place . Very well maintained . After all it's Deutschland !
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