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Trier. Kurfürstliches Palais (Electoral Palace)

The Electoral Palace in Trier, constructed between 1615 and 1676 and located right next to the Constantine Basilica, is among the finest Rococo palaces in the world. The Electoral Prince Lothar von Metternich had the palace built in late Renaissance style. The plans were for a High Castle and a Lower castle. By the time of his death the north wing had been finished and the east wing begun. The High Castle was completed under his successor Electoral Prince Philipp Christoph von Sötern. The construction of the Lower Castle was continued under Caspar von der Leyen. From the 17th century up until 1794 the Palace was the residence of the Trier Electoral Princes. After dispossession by Napoleon it was used as a barracks and later, in World War Two, was badly damaged. Both wings of the Lower Castle were almost completely demolished. In 1955 the district government of Trier moved into the High Castle building. Since 2000 it has been the seat of the Supervisory and Service Directorate (ADD). The south wing, constructed by Johannes Seiz, is particularly magnificent.

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Pierre02-Feb-2018 14:17
Une entrée magnifique joliment mise en valeur dans cette très belle photo! V
Tom LeRoy16-Nov-2017 21:16
Superb capture, I see that the renovation of the Palais is finally completed! V
Julie Oldfield15-Nov-2017 03:32
This is excellent. V
lucanton12-Nov-2017 13:20
une magnifique architecture! V
Helen Betts12-Nov-2017 12:19
Nicely composed capture of this beautiful palace. V.
danad12-Nov-2017 11:21
Superb rococo facade. V.
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