A palace for a princess
Young Prince-Elector Friedrich V married Princess Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of King James I of England, in 1613. He wanted to offer his regal wife a suitable residential palace at his Heidelberg residence. The open spaces around the palace courtyard, however, were already occupied, so that the new structure had to be built outside the actual palace, along the north wall. Today, the English Building is best admired from the Artillery Garden.