Residenzschloss (Royal Residential Palace)
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As former residential palace of the Electorate of Trier, the city castle was constructed between 1530 and 1536 outside the city walls of Zell. The Electoral Prince Richard of Greiffenklau conferred gratitude upon the people of Zell for their courage in the defence of the city of Trier. Today, the late Gothic structure with its two towers is situated in the proximity of the town centre as a result of urban extensions. With its renaissance annex it is regarded as an example of the finest secular architecture.
Particularly worth seeing are the wrought iron window grilles and the sandstone figures from the Rococo era. The city castle cannot unfortunately be viewed because a wine tasting room and a dance cellar are housed within.