"Chancellery" Erfurt Things to Do Tip by evona

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In this beautiful building called Alte Statthalterei (Governor?s Residence), wich was once the residence of the governors of Erfurt, in year 1808 there meet Napoleon and Goethe at the Royal Congress. The monumental edifice was the center of European power politics for a short time when Napoleon resided here after the battle of Jena and Auerstedt. The Chancellery was built in the Renaissance style between 1711 and 1720. Great architectural is the western part of the Baroque façade. Now it is the seat of the President of Thuringia and the Stadskanzlei.
Between the guests wich visited this house are : Geothe, Herder, Schiller, Wieland, Humboldt.

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  • Updated Jul 19, 2008
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