Neues Schloss Meersburg, Meersburg (Bodensee)

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The Neues Schloss Meersburg is located in Meersburg near Lake Constance in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. From its construction in 1750 until the bishopric was dissolved in 1803 it was the seat of the Prince-Bishop of Constance.HistoryConstruction began in 1710 under Bishop Johann Franz II. von Stauffenberg, with Christoph Gessinger designing and supervising the work. It would be two years later in 1712 that the project was finished. The building was, however, a bit unfinished as a symbol of the power of the bishop. The upper story contained a number of apartments for visiting nobles and church leaders as the residence of a Prince-Bishop should, but it lacked a grand staircase and other trappings of wealth and power.When Hugo Damian von Schönborn, who was already Bishop of Speyer and had already built Schloss Bruchsal there, took over the seat at Meersburg in 1740 he wanted to improve the Neues Schloss. He brought in the master builder Johann Georg Stahl from Bruchsal to turn the Schloss into a more impressive and elegant building. Following plans from Balthasar Neumann, Johann built an impressive staircase and decorated the castle.From 1741 until 1743 the castle chapel was added, based on plans from Balthasar Neumann. The art and statues are the work of the fresco painter Gottfried Bernhard Göz from Augsburg (1708–1774) and the sculptor Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer (1696–1770).
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  • Interesting chateau with fantastic Park: panoramic view over Lake Constance in the Alps. Great, very personal Palace tour.
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  • Verry nice castle with an overview from the garden into the lake. Alsos inside a café and a musee in the fisrt floor.  more »
  • We had a delicious Cup of coffee there. the service is good, the prospect of top. You should have seen the
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  • This is a castle at the lake of Bodensee, with a nice view.
  • Enjoyed a nice glass of wine on the terrace.
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