Würzburg Castle (Germany)
Bavaria See list of castles in Germania
Unlike the residence of Monaco, which has evolved over the course of about five years, and incorporates the styles of very different periods in such a way, the Residenz palace was built in its entirety, with brief interruptions, almost in a single generation.
The architects were inspired by an area stretching from Vienna to Paris from Genoa and Venice to Amsterdam. The building embodies the Western architectural achievements of its time, the French castle architecture, Viennese baroque and the religious and secular architecture of northern Italy and is a summary of the surprising universality arts.
The Würzburg court architect, Balthasar Neumann, who was entrusted with the coordination of the massive construction project, had to work not only with the architects of Germany and France - with Lucas von Hildebrandt and Maximilian von Welsch, Robert de Cotte and Germain Boffrand - but also with numerous artists such as the Italian Antonio Bossi, the "ornamentation genius" of the Residenz palace, sculptors and carvers with Johann Wolfgang van der Auwera of Mechelen and Georg Adam Guthmann from Monaco of Bavaria, and not least by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, the greatest fresco painter of the 18th century.