The Electoral Palace directly next to the Basilika is considered one of the most beautiful rococo palaces in the world.
Among many other facets, a princely staircase in the present seat of the District Administration (ADD) reveals the splendour of the Electors and Archbishops.
In 1615, Elector Lothar von Metternich had the present north and east wings built; the west and south wings were constructed under Philipp Christoph von Soetern. The structure was finally finished by Carl Caspar von der Leyen.
The especially beautiful south wing, which can be admired from the Palace Garden, was commissioned by Archbishop Johann Philipp von Walderdorff in1756 and designed by Johannes Seiz. The sculptures were crafted by Ferdinand Tietz.
The magnificent rococo staircase in the south wing, also a creation by the artists Seiz and Tietz, is particularly worth seeing.
On occasion, concerts are performed in the Grand Chamber of the rococo wing or summer open-air concerts in the courtyard.
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COSTANTINO (51208) 2014-04-14 10:31
wonderful postcard with amazing green and
this composition has a great combination
of architectural details with the ancient
building in the background and the
statue in the foreground
according to your useful notes the
magnificent rococo staircase in the south
wing is also a creation by the famous
artists and particularly worthseeing
yquem46 (38380) 2014-04-14 10:50
Some nice pictures in your gallery posted when i was in cambodia
this one is no exception, a very "clean" shot, well composed, natural color and good luminosity
A very good job
cargus (8018) 2014-04-14 11:17
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
SWEETFREEDOM (21586) 2014-04-14 11:31
Hi Jean Claude,
Beautiful colors and light. excellent details.
Corry (4508) 2014-04-14 20:07
Bonsoir Jean Claude
Belle perspective sur la façade superbement décorée de ce palais et de son jardin entouré de sculptures. Lumière parfaite qui met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bien fait.
siudzi (32323) 2014-04-21 10:56
Hello Jean Claude,
What a classy and elegant capture of this fantastic place! The combination of impressive architecture and vivid spring nature built a really stunning scene. Very well composed and executed. TFS!
adores (34330) 2014-05-13 15:49
Beautiful composition and a fantastic weather. The daffodils remind us it's Spring and the sky and light are really good!
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (30405)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony Nex 5, Sony SAL 1855 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-14 10:15