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Ducal Palace (Residenzschloss)

Ducal Palace (Residenzschloss)
Ducal Palace (Residenzschloss) in Braunschweig

The Braunschweiger Ducal Palace was badly damaged during World War II and completely taken down in the year 1960. In 2007, 47 years after its demolition, the palace was rebuilt using more than 600 of the original parts. The Residential Palace of the Guelphs was reconstructed in its original size and in its historical location using old plans and historical photographs. The adjoining shopping centre Schlossarkaden contains over 150 shops and restaurants.

The rooms inside the palace are being used by the library, the city’s archive, the cultural institute and the cultural administration department. The Rote Saal (Red Hall) in the northern wing is the event center of the cultural institute. The rooms will also house a museum that will illustrate the history of the palace. With the help of documents, photographs, paintings, salvaged and preserved pieces of furniture and contemporary fixtures, the history of the Ducal Palace will be portrayed. Some of the rooms will be modelled on the former rooms and furnished just like the originals. Hence, they will give visitors an impression of the old grandeur that was lost during the war.

In 2007, the city of Braunschweig presented the reconstructed Palace to the public with a huge celebration. The Braunschweig riflemen from 1776 regularly patrol in front of the palace as the palace guard. The portico of the Ducal Palace houses a group of chariots led by Brunonia, the town’s goddess, as the charioteer. This is the biggest quadriga (type of chariot) in Europe and a reconstruction of the original monument.

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Address: Schlossplatz 1, 38100 Braunschweig
Tags: Braunschweig, Brunswick, Ducal Palace, Shopping, Event Center

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