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

Pfalzer-barokk og frankofil eleganse: slottene til den pfalziske kurfyrsten

Den pfalziske fyrsten Carl Theodor elsket luksus og de skjønne kunster. Med ham startet den "gylne tiden" i Kurpfalz som strakte seg helt til Niederrhein. Diktere som Voltaire og Gotthold Ephraim Lessing fant inspirasjon her.

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 »