Herrenhausen

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Herrenhausen Castle, Hanover, c. 1895
The reconstructed castle in 2013

Herrenhausen is an area of the German city Hanover which is most notable for the baroque Herrenhausen Gardens.

Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg died in Herrenhausen Palace, and his grandson King George II of Great Britain was born there. During the Second World War the palace was completely destroyed in a British bombing on October 18, 1943. The decision to rebuild the palace was not made until 2007, and reconstruction was completed in 2013.

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Coordinates: 52°24′14″N 9°41′08″E / 52.40389°N 9.68556°E / 52.40389; 9.68556