We had originally intended visiting Schwenningen on the previous day but by chance learnt that they were hosting a ‘Landesgartenshau’, a garden show for Baden-Württenburg, which is held every two years in a different town. We spent several hours looking around the very impressive show but still did not manage to see everything.
Unfortunately, the main attraction of Rastatt, the Palace, was being repaired and was covered in sheeting on the front façade. We were able to see the reverse side facing the garden but found the gardens a bit unkempt. Because it was very hot we were pleased to sit with a cold drink and watch the world go by.