The Brunswick Palace

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Brunswick Palace © wingsch.net

Brunswick Palace © wingsch.net

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.

The rebuilt palace houses on 13,300 sqm the city library, city archives, city culture management, city culture institute and the Palace Museum. The building complex has a total space of 55,481 sqm.

Quadriga with Brunonia © Brunswyk/cc-by-sa-3.0 Construction site Brunswick Palace - March 2006 © Brunswyk/cc-by-sa-3.0 Shopping Mall Schloss-Arkaden from south © Verograph/cc-by-3.0 Brunswick Palace © flickr.com - Snapshots Of The Past/cc-by-sa-3.0 Brunswick Palace around 1840 © unknown Brunswick Palace © wingsch.net
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Construction site Brunswick Palace - March 2006 © Brunswyk/cc-by-sa-3.0
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. 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.

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