Photographer's Note

In my little series about Bonn and it's surroundings here I show you the main wing of the elector's castle of Bonn - since 1818 the main building of the University (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitt) of Bonn.
It was built for the Cologne Elector and archbishop Clemens August of Bavaria in it's present form about the year 1700 according to the plans of the Italian architect Enrico Zuccali. Because this wasn't enough, the elector in addition had a summer residence, 30 km away near the small town Brhl and some other smaller castles.

In 1777 the castle in Bonn was totally destroyed by fire, original rebuilt in 1926, once again destroyed during the 2. world war in 1944 and than rebuilt in 1951. It is situated in the middle of the city. In front of it there's a wonderful park, the "Hofgarten".
If you click at "map view" on the left you can zoom (+) into the park and top left of it you can see the castle.

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