Rastatt - Germany

Rastatt is located in South West Germany, bordered by the Rhine and the Black Forest. It is on the River Murg, 4 miles (6 km () above its junction with the Rhine. The central pedestrian area boasts local shops and rich Baroque architecture. There is also a weekly market to be explored. Places to visit include the Memorial to the Freedom Movements in Germany, the Military History Museum and the Local History Museum as well as the fine buildings below. Whilst the city of Rastatt is first mentioned in the Middle Ages, it was not until the Baroque period that the city began to expand. Many buildings still remain from the Baroque period, a fine example of which is Rastatt Palace, the residence of Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm von Baden. It was built between 1699 and 1705, and is a series of large palaces built as a replica of the Palace of Versailles. Other fine examples are the Rathaus, the Town Hall, and the Pagodenburg, which was built upon the Nymphenburg Park Pagoda in Munich in the 18th Century. Rastatt is a good place from which to visit Baden-Baden. It is also a large meadowlands area - the Rastatt Rheinau Meadowlands . These are ancient wetlands now legally protected to ensure that the wildlife, some of which is rare, remains protected. The following 6 cruises call at Rastatt. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.