Impressive late Baroque buildings and equally formidable English style gardens await visitors to the Schloss und Park in Düsseldorf Benrath.
Even if they haven’t stayed for long, members of royalty have been dropping into Düsseldorf for centuries, some of whom left their mark. Kurfürst Carl Theodor von Pfalz-Sulzbach did just that by commissioning Schloss Benrath, which was completed during the 1770’s.
Known in its day as a Maison de Plaisance (house of pleasure), the collection of buildings were built towards the end of their era and remain a fine example to today. The surrounding gardens and open spaces of the park also represent the style of finest European landscaping of the period.
Those who delight in the history of some 200 years ago can make a surprising find just a few kilometres from the city centre of Düsseldorf. The Museum Corps de Logis, the Naturkundemuseum and the Museum für Europäische Gartenkunst, the collections and exhibitions as well as the open air activities all delight the public.