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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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Pierre19-Jan-2018 15:40
Une magnifique vue de ce superbe endroit et de ce splendide palais! V
Jean D21-Nov-2017 02:18
A beautiful palace with a very stately appearance. Well captured. ~V
Irene Wehrli20-Nov-2017 14:11
Wonderful palace and enchanting park with lovely flowers, pond and statues...
victorswan19-Nov-2017 22:21
Very nice Jose, I also see that the restoration works have been completed great BV
lucanton19-Nov-2017 09:07
magnifique ce parc! V
Dennis Hoyne19-Nov-2017 03:22
A beautiful building with very lovely grounds. V
Julie Oldfield19-Nov-2017 02:09
Very beautiful! V
Hank Vander Velde19-Nov-2017 01:51
Lovely well composed image Jose.
Raymond19-Nov-2017 00:00
Wow, beautiful place
Helen Betts18-Nov-2017 23:31
Such a beautiful scene with the fountain and flowers. V.
Ken Chambers ARPS18-Nov-2017 22:55
Beautiful picture, Jose
Faye White18-Nov-2017 22:16
Beautiful image and a lovely scene.
Jim Coffman18-Nov-2017 21:56
This is a very impressive building and a great image of it!
Charlene Ambrose18-Nov-2017 21:47
A magnificent image of this place with it's colorful garden! V
Tom Munson18-Nov-2017 21:02
This is outstanding, Jose.
William Barletta18-Nov-2017 21:00
A beautifully balanced composition. Lovely colors ~V~
Don Mottershead18-Nov-2017 21:00
Lovely scene.
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