From the end of April until St. John's Day (24 June), local restaurants tempt visitors with delicacies based around the famous Schwetzingen asparagus. The royal vegetable, first cultivated in the Schwetzingen palace garden in the middle of the 17th century and once reserved for the electoral table, can now be purchased daily fresh from the field, at the asparagus market, in the backyards of Schwetzingen's old town or directly from the asparagus farms.

"Until St. John's Day - don't forget - seven weeks of eating asparagus!"

Where the asparagus grows

Not only eat asparagus, but also see where it comes from. Follow our asparagus nature trail, which combines a leisurely walk with facts worth knowing. Or download the current flyer for the asparagus season right here.

  • Asparagus trails

  • Asparagus brochure