Kirschallee 57, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 14469, Germany
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Another building on Peacock Island
Haus der Brandenburgisch Preußischen Geschichte
Travel Tips for Potsdam
Not far from Orangerie, the Belvedere is situated. That word means 'wonderful view' and Friedrich enjoyed here view of the park as well as view of Potsdam town. The building was built in 1769. From Orangerie to Belvedere you can go along wonderful park line.
The Dragon House on the southern slope of Klausberg was built at the same time as the Belvedere and was designed to imitate a Chinese pagoda.
It is a reflection of Frederick's the Great enthusiasm for Chinese architecture ( see the Tea House in the Sanssouci Park).
The house, built on the octagonal plan, owes its name to the sixteen dragons placed on its roofs.
Now it houses a restaurant and cafe that serves both German and international cuisine.
The Dutch Quarter consists of about 150 houses made of brick stones. It reminds on a typical Dutch town. It was built in between 1734 to 1742 for Dutch craftsmen. The best you can do is to have a walk through the quarter and discover the many hidden highlights of the architecture as well as the special flair.
Our walk took us past the old Russian quarter, with these quaint very old Russian houses.
Many of these timber houses had been lived in by many generations of the same family. There were family name plates in Cyrillic text which were nailed on the front of the house. Each generation added another plate, so in this way the houses were like living family trees with their own history.
Sanssouci Palace is the most known castle in Germany (after Neuschwanstein). In my eyes it is the most beautiful. The excellent garden and the Roccoco style of all the buildings that belong to the complex make this place unique. The palace was the summer residence of Frederick the Great. Inside you can still see furniture of Frederick the Great's time as well as numerous paintings.