Rosenstein Park is regarded
as the largest English park in Southwest Germany. Old trees
and spacious meadows give the quiet park a special touch where
visitors are invited to go on long walks.
The park was designed between the years 1824 and 1840 under
the supervision of King Wilhelm I of Württemberg. He
also engaged in the construction of the Rosenstein Palace
(today the Museum of Natural History) located on the south
side of the park.
Giovanni Salucci was hired by the king to build the Palace
and after his wife, Queen Katharina, died, Giovanni Salucci
also built the Rotenberg Chapel according to the wishes of
King Wilhelm I. The Museum of Natural History together with
its zoological-botanical collection is housed there today.
Rosenstein Park is part of Stuttgart’s “Green U". The
park also borders Wilhelma, a botanical/zoological garden,
the two natural history museums near the Löwentor (lion
gate) and the previously mentioned Palace.
Subway - U14, Stop Wilhelma
S-Bahn - S4, S5, S6, Stop Nordbahnhof