Nr. on the small map: 12 (Kleinheubach)
The palace of the princely family “Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg” in Kleinheubach is more than extraordinary. Laid out in late baroque style by architect Louis Remy de la Fosse (1659–1726) from Darmstadt, it was built by Johann Dientzenhofer (1663–1726) from Bamberg after 1723. Master builder Johann Jakob Rischer (1662–1755) from Mannheim was able to finish the entire palace ensemble later on in 1732. The median risalit of the three-wing building consists of the antechamber and the high marble hall; further up you find the balustrade and roof construction. Up there monumental stone statues symbolize four continents; from the palace yard you see America and Europe. An alliance-coat-of-arm sits in-between, though symbols of Lowenstein-Wertheim were quite deliberately left out, showing only that of Hesse-Rheinfels, the wife of palace builder Dominikus Marquard (1690–1735). The antechamber is supported by pillars, the origin of an impressive classicistic stairway leading up to the marble hall. Its interior captivates with grey stucco marble, two high mirrors above fire places, numerous paintings, and stucco figurines. The ceiling fresco symbolizes the “Triumph of Truth” and shows the god of time who is revealing truths; an ambitious topic of the former family history. Inside the infinity coves below, individuals and allegories represent four continents. Europe relates to Emperor Karl VI (1685–1740), crowned in 1711, the princely Maximilian Carl of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort (1656–1718), Prince Eugen of Savoy, and other companions. Along the walls over-door and oval paintings of the Diana cycle are displayed with biblical topics and references to the family history besides grouped cherubs and medallions. The catholic palace chapel can be clearly recognized by almost fully retained crown glass windows of 1870, colored in the style of the Nazarenes by Eduard of Steinle and U. Becker, inside the right wing of said palace.