Bohemian Court Chancellery

    Newer Older

    The building was originally the official seat of the Bohemian Court Chancellery, which was united organizationally with the Austrian Court Chancellery in 1749. In 1848, occupancy changed to the Ministry of the Interior which remained in the palace until 1923. From 1761 to 82 and 1797 to 1840 resided also the Oberste Justizstelle, the forerunner of the Austrian Supreme Court (Oberster Gerichtshof). In 1936, the Bundesgerichtshof moved into the palace, and on 12 March 1945 a part of the building was destroyed by a bomb strike. The rebuilding was under the management of the architect Erich Boltenstern and was completed in 1951. Since 1946 the palace has been the seat of the public legal jurisdiction in Austria, home to both the Constitutional Court of Austria and the Administrative Court of Austria

    i_still_believe_in_u, Mark Iocchelli, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. sahlgoode 36 months ago | reply

      Fabulous detail, and thanks for the information about this wonderful slice of architectural wonder. Do you know why the glass plate is hung at the bottom of the door?

    2. Ian McKenzie 36 months ago | reply

      I think it's some control "against" tourists. They open these doors during the season to allow people to look into the building and the plate keeps people from wandering in.

    3. sahlgoode 36 months ago | reply

      Makes sense....I guess!

    4. one42chrisp 36 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot!

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts