Wangenheim-Palais (Wangenheim Palace), Hanover

Wangenheim-Palais (Wangenheim Palace), Hanover

Wangenheim-Palais, or Wangenheim Palace, is the seat of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs. It previously served as the residential palace for George V, the last king of Hannover. Afterward, from 1863 to 1913, it was the town hall.

The palace was constructed in 1832 from a design by court architect Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves in the Neoclassical architectural style. The building is thought to be the first Neoclassically designed structure in the city. Laves also added a winter garden to the building in 1844. It was commissioned by Georg Christian von Wangenheim.

The palace was destroyed during World War II during an air raid. Though it was rebuilt later, the city once again demolished part of the palace to make room for the Leibnizufer and Friedrichswall streets.

As this is a government building that is currently in use, the building is rarely open for visitors. Those who wish to tour the interior of the building should call in advance to learn when and if public tours will be made available.

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Sight Name: Wangenheim-Palais (Wangenheim Palace)
Sight Location: Hanover, Germany (See walking tours in Hanover)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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