Hofbau Palace

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Hofbau Palace, November 2021.

Hofbau Palace is the imperial palace in the centre of Persenburg, Karnia-Ruthenia. Part of the palace forms the official residence and workplace of the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia. Built in the beggining of 20th century, the palace houses one of the most powerful families in the micronational and Karno-Ruthenian history, including monarchs of the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha, rulers of Karnia-Ruthenia and of Occidia. It is the principal imperial residence.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name Hofbau has its origin in German words Hof, which means court and Bau, which in turn means building, construction. The idea behind the name derives from the fact that as a young empire, the Imperial Court was still being built gradually.

History[edit | edit source]

The Hofbau in Persenburg is the official imperial residence. From late 1919 to 2014, it was the seat of the House of Goëtzën and its branch, the House of Götzö-Thomaz-Rocha, thereafter the seat of the King of Ruthenia until 2016, when it became the official seat of the Karno-Ruthenian Emperor.

At the time of the foundation of the Kingdom of Ruthenia, the place was called the Winter Residence, whereas the capital at the time was Alto da Solidão and there already was another residence. However, with the transfer of the capital to the south of the Kingdom of Ruthenia, the current Persenburg, formerly known as Royal District, the residence of the dynasty became the seat of the Court and the Government.

In 2016, after the signing of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the Karno-Ruthenian Empire was established. The Palace continued as an administrative center and at this time it was renamed the Hofbau Palace, remaining the formal seat of the Court and the monarch's workplace, as much as his official residence.

In 2020, the palace was heavily damaged during the 2020 flood in Persenburg. Even though the most emergency repairs have been carried out, more extensive renovations came just a year later. In December 2020, for the first time in almost twenty years, the palace was decorated for Christmas with more than 1,500 LED lights[1], marking the beginning of care for one of the most important buildings in the imperial capital, which in August 2020, became it is also the seat of the Occidian Monarchy.

By early November 2021, reforms were conducted on the facade and interiors, bringing new color to the facade and more confortable and modern interiors. To celebrate the new facade, the palace was decorated for Christmas for the second consecutive year, but now with more than 2,500 LED lights[2]

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