Art & Design Strasbourg, France
Conceived as a symbol of imperial power, the Palais du Rhin (formerly the Kaiserpalast) dominates the “Place de Répulique” with its impressive cupola. Built between 1884 and 1889 in a neo-Renaissance style inspired by the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, this imposing building is a remarkable illustration of 19th-century Prussian architecture. Wander across the edifice’s opulent Renaissance-inspired interiors, of which the monumental staircase is a magnificent illustration. Notable stylistic exceptions include the Rococo-styled salon of the Empress, exuding a particularly warm atmosphere. The eastern façade overlooks the Place de la République, a magnificent circular garden featuring beautiful centenary trees including a purple beech, a Scots pine, an American tulip tree, and a ginkgo biloba.
1-3 Place de la République, 67000 Strasbourg