Pfingstberg Belvedere

Potsdam, Germany

The Belvedere on the Pfingstberg is a palace in the northern part of the New Garden in Potsdam, atop Pfingstberg mountain. It was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm IV and is only one part of an originally substantially more extensive building project. The twin-towered building was modeled on of Italian Renaissance architecture, and it was built between 1847 and 1863 with an interruption from 1852 to 1860. From sketches of from the king, the architects Ludwig Persius, Friedrich August Stüler and Ludwig Ferdinand Hessian drew up details plans. The garden architect Peter Joseph Lenné was responsible for the design of the grounds.

The building fell into disrepair, but was repaired between 1988 and 2005 by a group of local residents. Today, the Belvedere is open for tourists.

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Vogelweide, Potsdam, Germany
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Founded: 1847-1863
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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Phijopho (20 months ago)
A wonderful place to look over the city. On an exhausting day you can calm down here to let the everyday life pass by. After many years in Potsdam this become my favorite place to be.
Or Sher (2 years ago)
If in potsdam it's a must. Such a lovely place!
Naresh Yandrapalli (2 years ago)
Serene surroundings on top of a hill with great views around. Ticket is necessary to visit the castle inside and the museum.
Zhan Wei Lee (2 years ago)
Nice castle but do note you need to pay an entrance fee.
Riccardo Russo (2 years ago)
Pick a sunny day in spring, a bike and reach it slowly wandering through the gardens and parks of the surroundings. A perfect destination for a short gateway
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