Po symbolicznej edycji w 2020 roku Jazz nad Odrą powraca w pełnej krasie. Pięć dni koncertów na trzech scenach, gwiazdy polskiego i światowego jazzu oraz tradycyjne jam session do rana – Strefa Kultury Wrocław odkrywa pierwsze karty tegorocznego programu.
Located in the southern part of the historic Old Town, on one of the main streets in Wrocław, the Royal Palace is not only one of the most impressive buildings in the immediate vicinity of the Market Square, but also one of the most important monuments in the capital of Lower Silesia.
The history of the building dates back to the beginning of the 18th century, when the German baron Heinrich Gottfried Spaetgen established his palace here. After the death of the aristocrat in 1750, the residence was bought from the family of the deceased by the Prussian king Frederick II, who transformed it into one of the three – next to Berlin and Królewiec – royal seats. At that time, the palace underwent a thorough reconstruction, for which the famous Dutch architect Jan Bouman was responsible, the author of the project, among others the former Berlin cathedral. But the greatest changes came only in the nineteenth century, when, on the orders of Frederick William IV, the royal palace was significantly expanded, adding another wing in the Florentine Renaissance style and changing the face of the northern courtyard. However, the building was severely affected during World War II, and the completely destroyed south and south-west wings had to be demolished. Today, the residence of the Prussian rulers, rebuilt from the destruction, in which the royal chambers were also meticulously reconstructed, houses the Wrocław City Museum, presenting an exhibition about the thousand-year history of the city. And after sightseeing, a palace garden from which you can see pl. Wolności and the extraordinary building of the National Forum of Music.
For more information about the Royal Palace and the City Museum in Wrocław, please visit the website: http://www.muzeum.miejskie.wroclaw.pl/.
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