Germany’s Oldest Porcelain Palace: Rastatt Favorite Palace

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Favorite Palace is where the court of Margravine Sibylla Augusta of Baden-Baden met for banquets, concerts, and hunting. (Achim Mende/Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg/)
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Rastatt Favorite Palace, located near Baden-Baden, Germany—where Romans discovered healing hot springs—served as a pleasure palace for the Margravine Sibylla Augusta (1675–1733). It is a short carriage ride from Schloss Rastatt, the oldest Baroque residence in the German Upper-Rhine.The oldest of Germany’s so-called porcelain palaces—home of one of the world’s largest collections of Chinese porcelains—it is also the only one that remains intact.
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