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Benrath Palace and Park
Mannheim Palace
Schwetzingen Palace, outdoor theatre at the Apollo temple

Falcké baroko a francouzská elegance: zámky falckého kurfiřta

Falcký kurfirst Karl Theodor miloval luxus a krásná umění. S ním začalo tzv. „zlaté období“ Rýnské Falce, jehož vliv sahal až k Dolnímu Rýnu. Inspiraci zde čerpalo mnoho básníků, mezi nimi i Voltaire a Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.

The construction of Mannheim Palace on the Upper Rhine, one of the largest absolutist baroque palaces, began under Elector Carl Philipp in 1720. Building work - including contributions by the eminent Balthasar Neumann and Nicolas de Pigage – continued on the vast palace complex for around 40 years.

This splendid building in a suburb of Düsseldorf was designed for Elector Palatine Carl Theodor by Nicolas de Pigage in the 18th century. A vast park covering over 60 hectares stretches away to the south of the palace.

Among the treasures of Schwetzingen Palace are a mosque with Moorish-style domes, a picturesque mock ruin, a bath house in marble and a splendid Apollo temple. read more »