Take a tour of Mannheim Palace in Mannheim, Germany — part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
Germany’s Mannheim Palace ranks among the largest Baroque palaces in all of Europe.
This spectacular structure is famed for having once housed the Prince-electors of this territory of Holy Roman Empire.
Construction, which began in 1720, was funded mostly by a ‘Palace Tax’ and spanned forty years and two electorates before its completion.
During the late 18th century, the Palace was converted into primarily a flourishing administrative center.
Though many wished to replace it after it sustained significant damage during World War Two, history and cultural importance prevailed and it was restored.
The Palace currently serves as the main hall for the University of Mannheim.