Welcome to the reconstructed Royal Palace of Herrenhausen (Schloss Herrenhausen), a unique venue offering both historic flair and state-of-the-art facilities for truly memorable conferences, seminars and special events.
Herrenhausen Palace enjoys a lovely location at the intersection of long, tree-lined avenues, romantic canals and the acclaimed Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen. With such splendor all around and contemporary appointments within, our guests are sure to feel like royalty – not least due to the facility's top-notch service.
In the 19th century, Herrenhausen Palace served as the summer residence of the Royal House of Hanover (now spelled and internationally marketed as "Hannover", as in German). The history of the Palace dates back much earlier, however.
In 1636, the Count of Calenberg established a country estate in Herrenhausen, from which the city of Hannover was supplied with produce. From 1674 onwards, the estate was enlarged to serve as a summer residence. In 1680, Count Ernst August took over as head of state. Deeming it opportune to have a dwelling commensurate with his political standing and ambitions, in 1690 he commissioned work to turn the estate into a palace for which he, himself, drafted the plans.
The plans called for a central structure to be symmetrically flanked by four other buildings. With the count's death in 1697, construction work abruptly ceased. In the same year, Sophia (Electress of Hanover), commissioned the French gardener Martin Charbonnier with the expansion of the baroque garden (now known as the "Great Garden"). Despite extensive renovation in 1704, the palace's basic layout remains unchanged to this day.
From 1714 on, the Electorate of Hanover was joined in a "personal union" with the Kingdom of Great Britain. The electors from Hannover resided in Great Britain as kings and often spent the summer at Herrenhausen Palace, for which purpose the palace and the gardens were well attended to until the Seven Years' War put an abrupt end to this. Maintenance work reduced to a bare minimum until 1814, at which time the Kingdom of Hannover was established.
In 1819, the palace was redesigned in the Neoclassical style by court architect Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves.
In 1943, the palace was air-bombed and completely destroyed, with only its once grand outdoor staircases left partly standing. The palace's renaissance began taking shape with an architecture competition in 2009/2010 – a competition which culminated in the palace's reopening at the beginning of 2013.
|Schloss Herrenhausen GmbH|
|Herrenhäuser Straße 5|
|30419 Hannover, Germany|
|Phone||+49 511 763744-0|
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