Brunswick Palace

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The new facade with its equestrian statues in August 2007

Brunswick Palace (German: Braunschweiger Schloss or Braunschweiger Residenzschloss) on the Bohlweg in the centre of the city of Brunswick (German: Braunschweig), was the residence of the Brunswick dukes from 1753 to 8 November 1918.

History[edit]

Work on the first building was begun in 1718 under the direction of Hermann Korb. After this building burned down in 1830, a second palace was built by Carl Theodor Ottmer, being completed in 1841. This was completely demolished in 1960 at the direction of Brunswick's city council due to the heavy damage it had suffered in air raids during the Second World War.[1] The Palace Park (Schlosspark) was laid out on the resulting waste ground. This was completely removed in the spring of 2005 - following another resolution of the city council in 2004 - in order to erect a large shopping centre, the so-called Schloss-Arkaden (Palace Arcades), by spring 2007 on the land that had been cleared. Its western facade was to consist of a faithful reconstruction of the facade of Ottmer's palace. The rebuilt palace was opened to the public on 6 May 2007.

Distinctions[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Brunswick Palace before 1830. 
Brunswick Palace c. 1840. 
Brunswick Palace in 1897. 
Demolition in 1960. 
Sculpture of Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in front of Brunswick Palace. 
Sculpture of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in front of Brunswick Palace. 

Source[edit]

  • Bernd Wedemeyer: Das ehemalige Residenzschloß zu Braunschweig. Eine Dokumentation über das Gebäude und seinen Abbruch im Jahre 1960. 2. Aufl., Braunschweig 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ Die Geschichte des Braunschweiger Schlosses
  2. ^ Braunschweig Report, Ausgabe 45, 4 November 2009, page 3

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°15′47″N 10°31′38″E / 52.26306°N 10.52722°E / 52.26306; 10.52722