Cecilienhof Palace

Potsdam, Germany

Cecilienhof Palace was built from 1914 to 1917. Emperor Wilhelm II ordered the establishment of a fund for constructing this new palace at Potsdam for his oldest son, Crown Prince Wilhelm (William) and his wife, Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on 19 December 1912. Cecilienhof was the last palace built by the House of Hohenzollern that ruled the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire until the end of World War I. It is famous for having been the location of the Potsdam Conference in 1945, in which the leaders of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States took important decisions affecting the shape of post World War II Europe and Asia. Cecilienhof has been part of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.



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Founded: 1914-1917
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: German Empire (Germany)


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Nithila Devi Nallasamy (5 months ago)
Lovely visit. Friendly staff. Interesting to learn more facts about second world war. Stunning lake nearby is a plus.
Jeffrey Kraskin (5 months ago)
A visit to Cecilienhof is important as a reminder of the conflicts which have come before us and how "solutions" were developed in the Potsdam Agreement. There is an admission fee but should you be planning to also visit the Palace of Sanssouci in Potsdam Germany check out purchasing a combined ticket. The history at Cecilienhof is over every inch of the property. Enjoy the experience.
Jorge Bernardo (5 months ago)
This is - it absolutely is! - the model for the houses of chocolate I used to see in my childhood infant books. This Tudor style little palace is gorgeous, it comes straight out from wonderland. I couldn't help noticing the Red Star in the back garden... it was still there many decades after it was probably imposed on this site by some over-zealous garden-chief.
Camila Aguiar (7 months ago)
We didnt go inside because we were on a day trip, visiting other places too. But the gardens are really beautiful - we visited in the end of summer and it was all green and with a lot of flowers
Isna Sapardina (7 months ago)
Historical palace to visit when you're in Potsdam. Love its surroundings, great place to bring your kids as they have a very spacious garden around, let your kids learn about history and enjoy their free time ?
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