Glienicke Palace

Wannsee, Germany

Glienicke Palace was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel for Prince Carl of Prussia in 1826, The building, originally merely a cottage, was turned into a summer palace in the late classical style. Particularly striking are two golden lion statues in front of the frontage, which were also designed by Schinkel. The lions are versions of the Medici lions from the Villa Medici. In the palace are antique objets d'art, which the Prince brought back from his trips. The palace's park is now called the Volkspark Glienicke. The palace and park are UNESCO World Heritage sites as part of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin since 1990.

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Founded: 1826
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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Roy Alfia (3 years ago)
Such a beautiful quite place. The Schloss (Palace) was built in 1826 and designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Never too crowded, has a calming atmosphere, lovely areas to stop and relax and even a nice Café. The place also presents paintings and statues. About 10 minutes walk from there you will find the Glienicke Brücke (Bridge) that was completed in 1907, don't miss the view from it.
Y H (3 years ago)
Beautiful place
Dorottya Balla (3 years ago)
Beautiful architecture, peaceful garden and gorgeous view of Wannsee.
David Oakland (3 years ago)
Beautiful spot in the park
Natascha Mieke (5 years ago)
we went here for a wedding. it is a breathtakingly beautiful place. The staff were very professional and friendly. It's a short (50m) walk from the closest bus stop and is also very accessible by car. Loved it!
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