Baroque: the time of Prince-Elector Carl Phillip
Between 1720 and 1742, Prince-Elector Carl Phillip built the extensive complex in the Baroque style as his stage for ceremonies and representation. The undisguised demonstration of power was typical for the time: The palace dominates the entire city. The facades and roofs of the palace bear coats of arms, monograms, and trophies, all references to the high status of the palace lords in the empire. The interior rooms, with their elaboration stucco decoration and heroic ceiling paintings, were designed specifically for representation purposes.