The main courtyard
The main courtyard is an atmospheric entrance to Bruchsal Palace. It is delineated by the gate guardhouse, the court assay office and court treasury, and the three wings of the palace. Sunken green areas with water basins decorate it, an unusual touch, since in other palaces, the courtyard was often intended as an empty area for military parades and receptions. The chamber wing to the right housed the financial administration. In the left, outwardly identical wing, Damian Hugo von Schönborn had his palace church.