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.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Address

Am Hof 1, Bonn, Germany
See all sites in Bonn

Details

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

More Information

en.wikipedia.org

Rating

4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Owusu Fordjour Aidoo (2 years ago)
A nice place
chans chachacan (2 years ago)
It's impressive from the outside but the university owns the place so you can not get in. And it's a shame, but you can visit in brühl Augustusburg Schloss and you would appreciate more the work of the constructors of the era. I went first to Augustusburg and then for the history of the schloss I decided to go to Bonn. But in Bonn everything is owned by the university.
Mohammed Abdelgadir (2 years ago)
Very beautiful building
gr8 abican (2 years ago)
I enjoyed this place with guided tour. Worth visit this historical spot.
বাউলা অন্তর (2 years ago)
Beautiful place.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Narikala Castle

Narikala is an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and the Kura River. The fortress consists of two walled sections on a steep hill between the sulphur baths and the botanical gardens of Tbilisi. On the lower court there is the recently restored St Nicholas church. Newly built in 1996–1997, it replaces the original 13th-century church that was destroyed in a fire. The new church is of 'prescribed cross' type, having doors on three sides. The internal part of the church is decorated with the frescos showing scenes both from the Bible and history of Georgia.

The fortress was established in the 4th century and it was a Persian citadel. It was considerably expanded by the Umayyads in the 7th century and later, by king David the Builder (1089–1125). Most of extant fortifications date from the 16th and 17th centuries. In 1827, parts of the fortress were damaged by an earthquake and demolished.