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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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janescottcumming25-Nov-2017 14:35
What a beautiful old building. V
lucanton25-Nov-2017 13:12
une magnifique architecture avec un bel éclairage! V
Yvonne25-Nov-2017 10:47
It certainly is an impressive building, lovely to know it has been rebuilt and not lost forever! v
Hennie & Lies Lammers25-Nov-2017 09:58
Very nice image of this wonderful building. V
marie-jose wolff25-Nov-2017 09:49
I love this fine baroque architecture, wonderful evening light! V
Tom LeRoy25-Nov-2017 09:38
Wow, glad you stayed until late to get this amazing capture! Very beautiful! V
Dennis Hoyne25-Nov-2017 05:13
So very beautiful in that evening light!
Paco López25-Nov-2017 05:03
Expectacular fachada entre preciosas luces! V!
globalgadabout25-Nov-2017 04:45
what a grand design...your straight on view is most effective..
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