Rooms for the prince-elector and emperor in the central building
When entering the wide main courtyard, visitors are first struck by the soaring central building of the palace, the "corps de logis." The central building and central pavilion are four stories tall. In the western area of the bel étage, the elegant second story, was the prince-elector's apartment. The eastern bel étage housed the imperial apartment, a state apartment for important guests. Both living areas could be reached via the magnificent staircase in the central pavilion.