Kurfürstliches Palais

Kurfürstliches Palais, Trier

Kurfürstliches Palais
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,583 contributions
A nice Secondary Attraction
Oct 2020
The Kurfurstliches Palais was the former residence of the Archbishops and Electors of Trier from the 16th-18th centuries. The building was originally part of the Ancient Imperial Palace that was used by Constantine the Great in around AD 310. The palace is still attached to the Basilica of Constantine which also dates to (AD 310).
Today the palace houses various offices of the federal government and occasionally held classical music concerts. The concerts are performed in the Grand Chamber of the rococo south wing. Entrance is not permitted into the Palace, although the attached Basilica of Constantine is open and free to the public.

Although the palace is not open, you are permitted to walk about outside and into the gardens since the early 20th century. The south wing of the palace boasts Rococo architecture designed by Johannes Seiz. The palace is fundamentally pink in color with gilded gold adornments and trim. There are numerous statues by Ferdinand Tietz displaying figures of Greek mythology, cherubs, and some strikingly out of place figures mostly females. The gardens are enclosed by clipped hedges. A pebbled walkway cuts through the gardens. The gardens are most attractive during the summer when flower arrangements are in full bloom and the garden fountain is in operation.

The Furfurstliches Palais is close to the Roman Imperial Baths and Stern Street will take you to Hauptmarket and Porto Nigra (an ancient Roman Gate). The Palais is a nice side attraction to your visit to Old Town Trier but not a major focal point, .and thus a 3 star rating.
Written 15 April 2021
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,751 contributions
Mysterious
Sep 2020
This palace is an add extension to the Basilica, or so it seems. It is not symmetrical, as they could not tear down the heavy wall on the left. It is gorgeous, but mysterious, as you cannot get in. The gardens are lovely!
Written 13 September 2020
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Steveage
Rexburg, ID3,269 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Jun 2019
Our family walked around this Electoral Palace and grounds at about 6:00 PM. Let me tell you, it changes its character in the evening. There were definitely druggie, wannabe-gang-dudes - especially by the fountain that is just to the east of the palace. We initially walked through palace gardens around noon, the fountain was on, kids were playing in it. The amount of vibrant flowers planted around here is unbelievable. Gorgeous sculptures.
Written 22 March 2020
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Fat Loss Unlocked, LLC
Luxembourg41 contributions
Instagram worthy
Aug 2019
Gorgeous especially in the summer when all the flowers are out. Take a stroll around the gardens, very pretty. Close to the Roman baths.
Written 18 March 2020
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joe s
Warwick, NY1,708 contributions
Beautiful but Verboten
Dec 2019
Beautiful 16th Century Palace but it is now used by the Federal Government. There is no admission except when it is used for concerts or special events. It presents a lovely photographic opportunity and stands in sharp contrast to Constantine's Basilica to which it is attached.
Written 5 February 2020
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mlbpafan
Loveland, CO1,624 contributions
Gorgeous building with great statues
Sep 2019
This palace is just gorgeous. It's kind of off the beaten path, but worth the walk. The building is just amazing and gold gilded. It has the Greek-type mythical statues out front and they make for amazing views and pictures. The gardens are amazing too. The view of the Palace changes the further down the garden you walk. There was no entrance allowed, but the views from the exterior alone are worth the visit.
Written 28 December 2019
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ROAMINGSCOT55
Cumbernauld, UK277 contributions
Beautiful gardens, but the palace was not open to visitors
Jul 2019
I don't know if the palace opens to visitors as most people seem to comment that it wasn't open to visitors in their reviews. It was certainly closed to visitors when we were there, so it was just a walk around the gardens, which are quite extensive and with areas for playing or picnicing if you want.
Written 4 November 2019
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TravelingBum52
United States2,129 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Oct 2019 • Family
We did not go inside. We walked along the gardens. Very pretty. It was free to do the gardens and they are right next to the Roman baths.
Written 6 October 2019
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larrya762
Tecumseh, MI145 contributions
Interesting from the outsdie
Jun 2019 • Couples
We only had time to review from the outside but it was very interesting and nice looking. The gardens and courtyard are beautiful.
Written 31 July 2019
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,096 contributions
Beautiful gardens
May 2019 • Solo
Walking from the far end of the gardens towards the palace is the best way to really appreciate the whole picture. The formal layout of the garden with its fountain and statues leading up to the Rococo South wing of the palace. The garden has many benches and lots of people were sitting there on a Sunday afternoon.
The palace was closed for the three days that I spent in Trier so I could not see the famous steps. But even from the outside this is a must do
Written 23 June 2019
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