Schloss Favorite (Rastatt)
thumb Schloss Favorite is a castle on the outskirts of Rastatt-Förch in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Built by Johann Michael Ludwig Rohrer between 1710 and 1730, it was a pleasure and hunting palace (French: Maison de plaisance) used by Margravine Franziska Sibylla Augusta of Sachsen-Lauenburg, widow of Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden ('Türkenlouis'). It is the oldest of the German so-called 'Porcelain Palaces' and the only to survive intact to this day. The castle was only used for several weeks a year as a summer residence.
The castle houses a large collection of Chinese porcelain, black lacquerwork and Schwartz Porcelain.
- Schloß Favorite II.JPG
Schloss Favorite rear view
Close-up of coats of arms (left: Baden-Baden, right: Saxe-Lauenburg) and pebble dash used on walls.
Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, also known as Türkenlouis
- Sigrid Gensichen/Ulrike Grimm, Schloss Favorite Rastatt-Förch. Verlag K. F. Schimper, 2001, ISBN 3-87742-168-7
- Schloss Favorite - official site
- German local history website
- German walkers website: Schloss Favorite, Baden's Rokoko Pearl