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Dikasterialgebaude

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Hofstr. 257, 56077 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate Germany
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retireeVancouver wrote a review Jun 2019
Vancouver, Canada1,652 contributions1,382 helpful votes
This reddish and white castle-like building on the banks of the Rhine River is located underneath the Fortress Ehrenbreitstein. It was built by the famous German architect, Neumann, for Elector Schonborn in 1738, as an administration building. Tourists see the exterior of the building, particularly well, when ascending/descending on a cable car. This very long electoral building is 3 stories high with arched windows outlined in red. One wonders about the administerial activities that needed so much space. The focal point is the entrance. The elector's coat of arms held by 2 crowned lions is still in the pediment over the entrance. This is topped by 3 reddish figures which stand for Science, Justice, and Agriculture. The building also gains importance because of its proximity to the Elector's Schloss Phillppsburg which was completely destroyed by French Revolutionary soldiers in the early 1800's. It was no loss to the mid-1700's Elector Clemens Wenzeslaus of Saxony who had by then built his colossal Schloss Koblenz on the other side of the Rhine River. The Dikasterialgebaude is a link and a reminder of the first Electoral palaces in Koblenz. As such, it is considered a cultural heritage building (it has the blue and white label) and UNESO World Heritage has listed it. Presently it is an office building.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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norgeva wrote a review Jun 2015
St. Petersburg, Russia1,049 contributions197 helpful votes
The architecture on this building was cool. I wouldn't make a special trip just to see it but it was located next to the Rhein Museum.
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Date of experience: June 2015
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vakantiejozef wrote a review May 2012
Olen, Belgium6,123 contributions624 helpful votes
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After mid-18th century the administration of the electoral State was moved, elector Franz Georg Schönborn had in 1739-1749 a beautiful administrative building (so-called dicastery) established, according to plan of Balthasar Neumann, in which the electoral administration had their seat: a long one-wing three-story building of 25 x 4 axes, three flat pillars with attic roofs, a narrow central mainstay in sandstone roughcast, corner pilaster, Dutch gable (or Flemish gable) enriched with sculptural ornaments, on the façade a large coat of arms worn by Lions, above them Justitia and at the side an Angel with trumpet. The 7-axle corner pilasters are split by stripwork, the 3-axled middle section accentuated by portal and roof balustrade. All floors are vaulted, in the middle part was originally a continuous hall. The building’s original Interior got lost.
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Date of experience: May 2012
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