District Administrator´s Office in Ottweiler



brief description: 

since 1889, the district of Ottweiler owns the residential palace which, today, houses the district administrator´s office of the district of Neunkirchen. The Witwen-Palais is the only residential palace built as well as planned by Friedrich Joachim Stengel (1694-1787), master architect in the service of Prince William Henry of Nassau-Saarbrücken. It plays a particularly important part in Stengel´s overall %u0153uvre, illustrating very distinctly the architectural outline and structure typical of Stengel´s work. The building, which was erected between 1758 and 1760, owes its name - Witwen-Palais literally means Widow´s Palace - to Karl Lohmeyer. In his Stengel monograph, the author purports that Prince William Henry (1718-1768) commissioned the residential palace for his wife Sophie Erdmuthe, née Countess von Erbach

relevant filming facts

opening times: 
Mondays - Thursdays from 08:00 am to 4:00 pm; Fridays from 08:00 am to 12 noon; also open by prior arrangement and during guided visits (e.g. city tours)
district administrator´s office; concerts and other cultural events
interior architecture: 
a large hall was built on the first floor of the district administrator´s office, a mezzanine level was added, and the partition wall of the Bel-Etage on the main floor was removed. This is how the historic assembly hall, which, today, is being used for district council conferences, concerts, and other cultural events, has come into being
Background noise: 
the district administrator´s office is situated in close proximity of Ottweiler´s historic Old Town (at the end of the former Neumünster suburb)
passenger lift available
Space restrictions: 
to be discussed
Time restrictions : 
to be discussed
the district administrator´s office is situated in close proximity of Ottweiler´s historic Old Town with a wide variety of eateries which, upon prior agreement, could serve as caterers
additional facilities for make-up, wardrobe, technical equipment, etc. can be made available upon prior agreement


coming from Saarbrücken on the A623 motorway going in the direction of Neunkirchen, take the Friedrichsthal exit (1). Turn right onto the A8 motorway going in the direction of Mannheim, Neunkirchen, Karlsruhe. Take the Neunkirchen, Spiesen exit (23) and get onto the B41 federal highway going in the direction of Neunkirchen, Ottweiler, St. Wendel. Continue on the B41 for approx. 3,5 km until reaching a roundabout. Take the right exit, direction Neunkirchen, Ottweiler. At the next roundabout, turn left, direction Ottweiler, St. Wendel. Follow the course of the B41 to the town entrance of Ottweiler. At the first junction, turn left onto Wilhelm-Heinrich-Straße, where you will see the district administrator´s office (Landratsamt) after approx. 50 m on your left hand side
the district administrator´s office can be reached in 5 minutes on foot from Ottweiler Central Station (Ottweiler Hauptbahnhof)


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