Library pavilion

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The library pavilion in front of the Berggarten, built by Laves in 1817–1820

The library pavilion in the Berggarten was built at the beginning of the 19th century by Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves at the beginning of his architectural work in Hanover . The building in the style of French classicism is now used for the administration of the Herrenhausen Gardens .

Building description

View from the garden side
The middle part is directly in the axis of Herrenhäuser Allee

The building originally designed by Laves as a “garden master's apartment”, executed from 1817 to 1820, is an elongated, plastered solid structure with two-storey corner pavilions. The building emphasizes a slightly protruding, square middle section with an attached cylindrical upper floor, which ends with twelve symmetrically arranged arched windows under a flat dome.

With its dome in the center, the building is aligned with the central axis of the orangery and gallery building of the Great Garden and at the same time an eye-catcher in the line of sight to the northern end of Herrenhäuser Allee .

The building also presents itself as an architectural prelude to the Berggarten. The rotunda rises up as a belvedere and should at the same time be able to serve as protection from the weather for garden visitors.


A plaque on the building honors the court botanist Friedrich Ehrhart ...
... another is the court gardener family Johann Christoph , Heinrich Ludolph and Hermann Wendland .

The name in use today is derived from the Royal Garden Library, which in turn originated from Johann Christoph Wendland's library and herbarium and was installed in the rotunda from 1852 to 1936.

In 2007 parts of the library were bought back for the city of Hanover.


Web links

Commons : Library Pavilion (Hanover)  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Knocke: Library Pavilion. In: Mlynek et al. (Ed.): Stadtlexikon Hannover. 2009, p. 66.

Coordinates: 52 ° 23 '30.6 "  N , 9 ° 42' 0.5"  E