Mannheim baroque castle

Mannheim baroque castle


Former electoral residence

Whoever pays a visit to the square city of Mannheim should not miss the baroque castle Mannheim. With 440 meters in length and the extensive courtyard of honor, it is one of the largest castles in Europe. After the destruction of the fortress “Friedrichsburg” in the Palatine War of Succession, the impressive palace complex was built on the same site in 1720 to express the political position of the Palatine electors. After the establishment of a palace museum in 1926, the Mannheim Baroque palace was badly damaged during the Second World War. Restoration lasted until 2007, and today it is possible to see about 800 valuable objects that were part of the original furnishings of the palace.


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