Elector Carl Theodor was a man of deep pockets and good taste, as reflected in his exquisite pleasure palace and gardens, where he came to relax and frolic. Designed by Frenchman Nicolas de Pigage, the three-winged palace centres on the Corps de Logis, the former residential tract, where tours (in German) offer a glimpse of the elector’s lifestyle. The other wings contain an old-school natural history museum and a vaguely interesting museum of European garden history.
Address: Benrather Schlossallee 104, Dusseldorf
Telephone number: +49 (0211) 899 3832
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 11-17