The Elizabeth-Anna- Palais was built in the late XIX century by the last reigning Grand Duke of Oldenburg Frederick Augustus, who did not want to live in a castle. During construction, his wife Princess Elisabeth Anna of Prussia died and the new residence was named in her memory. The red-brick house, which imitates Baroque architecture, with an onion-dome-topped tower, was owned by the family for less than 20 years. After World War I, when the Grand Duke was forced to abdicate, the building was given to the new authorities and partly rebuilt. Now it houses the Court.