Düsseldorf Benrath Palace

Düsseldorf Benrath Palace


Architectural synthesis of the arts in Benrath

Düsseldorf’s Benrath Palace was built from 1755 to 1773 by order of Elector Karl Theodor von der Pfalz. It was originally intended as a widow’s residence for the Electress Elisabeth Auguste, but was later used, among other things, as a pleasure palace with a hunting park. Today, the palace is a listed building and is regarded as an architectural work of art. The palace currently houses the extraordinary Frankenthal porcelain collection of the Benrath Palace and Park Foundation, which provides a special insight into courtly life at the time. Benrath Palace has also housed a natural history museum since 1929, a unique collection of clocks and, since 2002, the Museum of European Garden Art.


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