Electoral Palace

Bonn, Germany

The Electoral Palace (Kurfürstliches Schloss) in Bonn is the former residential palace of the Prince-Electors of Cologne. Since 1818, it has been the University of Bonn's main building in the city center, home to the University administration and the faculty of humanities and theology.

The palace was built by Enrico Zuccalli for the prince-elector Joseph Clemens of Bavaria from 1697 to 1705. The Hofgarten, a large park in front of the main building, is a popular place for students to meet, study and relax. The Hofgarten was repeatedly a place for political demonstrations.

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Am Hof 1, Bonn, Germany
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Founded: 1697-1705
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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Sylvia Lin (10 months ago)
A beautiful building
Ms. Sol (2 years ago)
So beautiful! In the heart of Bonn and in front of the old municipal building, one of the tourist attractions of Bonn that must be visited during a trip to Bonn!
david antoun (2 years ago)
a cultural very long building surrounding Hofgarten from one side there's an old fountain with sculptures on it in the back also a movie column which let you watch the life of Beethoven.
Keysha Valentin Pedrosa (2 years ago)
Beautiful well maintained building!
David Smith (4 years ago)
Gorgeous historical building, now part of the university, with the enormous Hofgarten in front.
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