Kaiserpalast

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This article is about the palace in Dresden. "Kaiserpalast" may also refer to the Palais du Rhin.
Pirnaischer Platz with the Kaiserpalast (Ilgenhaus), c 1910
The Pirnaischer Platz in February 1945, with the Kaiserpalast ruins at the top of the picture.

The Kaiserpalast was a five-storey neo-Baroque building in Dresden, which stood on the north side of the Pirnaischer Platz between Moritzring and Amalienstraße. It was built between 1895 and 1897 as the Geschäftshaus Ilgen by the architects Schilling und Graebner for the businessman Hermann Ilgen.

It had one tower and on its gable were statues by Hans Hartmann-MacLean, its porch had a huge window designed by Josef Goller. The ground and first floors were faced with sandstone and the other floors' facades were plastered, it housed a restaurant and a bank. It was destroyed in February 1945 during the bombing of Dresden and the remaining ruins were demolished in 1951.

Bibliography[edit]

  • (in German) Stadtlexikon Dresden A–Z. Verlag der Kunst, Dresden 1995, ISBN 3-364-00300-9.

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Coordinates: 51°02′58″N 13°44′44″E / 51.04944°N 13.74556°E / 51.04944; 13.74556