A garden surrounds this former tea house of the margravial family, which was built in 1722 on the high terrace of the Murg by court architect Johann Michael Ludwig Rohrer. The Pagoda Castle is a replica of a structure in the park of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. As a "playhouse" for the children of the court, it was integrated into the pleasure and kitchen gardens.
Today, exhibitions of national and international artists take place there during the summer months, organized by the Rastatter Kunstverein.
Children discover Rastatt:
A pavilion had been built in the middle of the pleasure and kitchen gardens. It took more than seven years before the margravine could finally inaugurate the pagoda castle
There she invited friends and guests to garden parties. These were served hot chocolate for the first time. This was a very rare and precious drink. It was also here that the "race of the ladies-in-waiting" took place, which entire generations of mice still tell stories about today.
Ludwig the city mouse can tell you how much Siri and Bonnie, the castle mice, like to picnic in the pagoda castle grounds. But Matteo and Lennox, the kestrels, also had the best viewing spots in the trees around the Pagoda Castle. The view of the Black Forest, the Brunnenhaus and the "Dörfel", a district of Rastatt, has hardly changed since 1719.