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

Pfalzilaista barokkia ja frankofiiliä eleganssia: pfalzilaisten vaaliruhtinaiden linnat

Pfalzilainen vaaliruhtinas Carl Theodor rakasti luksusta ja kaunotaiteita. Hänen myötään alkoi Kurpfalzin "kulta-aika", joka säteili aina Niederrheiniin asti. Tämä oli inspiraation lähteenä Voltairen ja Gotthold Ephraim Lessingin kaltaisille runoilijoille.

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 »