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Mannheim Palace – a baroque palace in the town of Mannheim on the banks of the Rhine, which housed the residence of the rulers of the Courpfalz. Today the palace houses the University of Mannheim.
The palace was built in the middle of the 18th century, during the reign of the Palatinate Electors Karl Theodor and Charles III Philip. The residence is recognized as the largest palace in Europe of the 18th century: the length of the facade is 450 meters, and the area of equipped land is – 6 hectares.
From the palace to the Neckar River stretches the historic city center with a clearly built structure: rectangular blocks of buildings are separated by streets. These so-called `` Squares '' are names consisting of a letter and a number (for example, A7 or M1). They are distributed in relation to the palace and the main street of the city, which is called by the townspeople nothing but Broad Street.
During the Second World War, the Mannheim Palace was destroyed almost to the ground, restoration work was carried out from 1956 to 1961 year. The castle was rebuilt, but some restoration work is still underway.
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Topic: Mannheim Palace in Germany.