The State Parliament building

Das Landtagsgebäude aus der Vogelperspektive im Frühjahr 2018

The Leineschloss

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.

Portikus ist lichterstrahlt bei Abendstimmung


Today the Leineschloss is the centre of parliamentary democracy in Lower Saxony. This wasn’t always the case.

leere, lichtdurchflutete Eingangshalle

The new plenary hall

From 2014 to 2017 the entire plenary wing was extensively renovated. The building now combines functionality and accessibility, as well as incorporating the history of the building.