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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Кайдалова Дар'я (6 months ago)
Beautiful view from the top!
Ji Hoon Lim (19 months ago)
Very nice place for walks and the panorama of the city. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go up the observatory(Apr 2022). I wish it had a better view of the city on the ground level of this establishment.
Tomasz Truszkowski (2 years ago)
Marvelous place kind of hidden in Potsdam. Not in the city center, but you can easily get there by bus. I recommend both little exhibition and the palace itself. You can also see a great panorama of Potsdam from the top. The palace is renewed and kept in a great condition. I especially recommend the last part of museum when you can listen to the citiziens of Potsdam talking about their experience after war 1945-2000 enjoy
Gisele Muse Vlogs (2 years ago)
It is has a very serene view and sorrounded by so much greenery. Worth visiting.
santa86 (3 years ago)
Beautiful place. I suggest visit it at sundown.
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