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Schloss Schwetzingen (Schwetzingen, Germany)


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    • us: Schwetzingen Palace (Schwetzingen, Germany)
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      • found: Work cat: Schwetzingen Palace, 2009:title page (Schwetzingen Palace)
      • found: Hofoper in Schwetzingen, c2004.
      • found: Schloss Schwetzingen web site, June 15, 2015:German page (Schloss Schwetzingen; at head of title: Schloss und Schlossgarten Schwetzingen) English page (Schwetzingen Palace; the origins of Schwetzingen Palace (Schloss Schwetzingen) date back to 1350, when a small moated castle occupied the site; the palace owes its current form to the Prince Elector Johann Wilhelm, who commissioned alterations in 1697, and it reached the height of splendor under the Prince Elector Carl Theodor (1724--1799), who commissioned further development of the Baroque garden and the addition of an English-style garden)
      • found: Wikipedia, June 15, 2015:"Schwetzingen Palace" (Schloss Schwetzingen (German); Schwetzingen Palace (English); a palace in the German state of Baden-Württemberg; Schwetzingen was the summer residence of the Electors Palatine Charles III Philip and Charles IV Theodore (House of Wittelsbach); the palace, located in Schwetzingen, roughly equidistant from the electors' seats at Heidelberg and Mannheim, is most notable for its spacious and ornate gardens; the main building replaces a 17th-century hunting lodge built on the foundations of an older moated castle of which it also retains some foundations and walling; built in its current form in several building campaigns between 1700 and 1750 in the reign of Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz, for whom the palace was still a simple hunting lodge, not an official summer residence; a modest scaled first garden was laid out at the same time; the garden was retained and embellished by Karl Philip; when the greatly expanded gardens of Charles Theodore began to take shape in the 1750s/60s, plans were commissioned for a new palace of a scale on par with its surroundings, but diversion of funds to construction of the primary palace in Mannheim and Schloss Benrath [in Düsseldorf] brought these plans to nothing; as a result, today's modest building is completely overwhelmed by the garden's sheer size and magnificence)
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