Forecourt of Schloss Bensberg
Bensberg Palace (German: Schloss Bensberg) is a historical building in Bensberg, part of the city of Bergisch-Gladbach, just outside Cologne, western Germany. It is a former Jagdschloss of the Counts Palatine of the Rhine (the House of Wittelsbach). Since 1997 it accommodates a 5-Star Grand hotel of the Althoff Hotels Group.
The palace was commissioned by Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine for his wife Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici. Anna Maria Luisa enjoyed the site's elevated scenery and views onto the River Rhine, Rhine Valley and Cologne Bight. The building was designed by Italian Baroque architect Matteo Alberti and completed in 1711.
Coordinates: 50°58′01″N 07°09′44″E / 50.96694°N 7.16222°E