The State Parliament building
The Leineschloss lies on the Leine river, that much is true. But is it really a “Schloss”, i.e. a palace? It was once – and much more besides. Built in 1637, it served almost every one of its occupants during the first 230 years of its history in a different way: as a residence, a monastery, a library and opera house, an administrative building and seat of the Assembly of the Estates (the medieval incarnation of Parliament) – and even as barracks for 3000 soldiers. After the end of the Second World War, a plenary wing was added to Leineschloss. Since its renovation, which was completed at the end of 2017, the plenary wing now meets all the requirements of a modern parliament. It is defined by transparency and functionality with attention to ecology and inclusion.