First of all, forget about comparisons. It's not Versailles, not even Schönbrunn. It's a palace in a small country with limited resources, which has suffered from many wars and lootings. The palace in Rundale is no exception. It was rebuilt after great destruction, and it's magnificent. The reconstructed interiors are elegant and gracious, the park is beautiful. I was lucky enough to visit Rundale when the restrictions of the pandemic kept most of the tourists away, so there were no crowds or queues at the ticket offices. A perfect summer day was a great time to visit the castle and the park: certainly a visit in winter would have been less attractive, because elegant flowerbeds, a maze-like park itself is a landmark. The only negative point was that as of the summer of 2020 the castle has been undergoing external renovation and it was not possible to get a beautiful pic with a view of the entire castle. It should also be noted that a combined ticket is required to visit both the park and the castle, which costs 13 euros.