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Castle Cecilienhof in Potsdam
Cecilienhof Castle is located in the northern part of an approximately 74-acre park, the "Great New Garden" between the Jungfernsee and the sacred lake in Potsdam. This large property was acquired in 1783 for the construction of a summer residence of Friedrich Wilhelm I. The construction of this imposing castle, which was built in the typical English country house style, however, began only in 1913 and was completed in 1916. The construction of this magnificent castle with 176 rooms, which was built mainly of wood and bricks, cost Kaiser Wilhelm II about eight million gold marks. Cecilienhof Castle was finally used by Crown Prince Wilhelm von Hohenzollern, who resided here. This splendid building was named after its wife, the crown princess Cecilie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
Castle Cecilienhof owes its historical fame to the "Potsdam Conference", which took place from 17.7.1945 to 2.8.1945 here and the final signing of the "Potsdam Agreement". Renowned representatives of the four victorious powers of the Second World War decided in the rooms of Schloss Cecilienhof the division of Germany and the formation of a central government. This important piece of history is now dedicated to an exhibition in the former "conference room". You can also visit the rest of the workrooms of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill in their original condition. Soviet soldiers planted the lawn of the court of honor with a red star of flowers that can be seen from afar.
September 5, 2015
Cecilienhof Palace, an ensemble of buildings in the English country house style, was built between 1913 and 1917 according to plans by the architect Paul Schultze-Naumburg. It is located in the northern part of the New Garden in Potsdam, not far from the shore of the Jungfernsee. The last castle building of the Hohenzollern was built under Emperor Wilhelm II for his son Crown Prince Wilhelm and his wife Cecilie from the House of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.From 2014 to 2018, the roof and facade were renovated for just under EUR 10 million, and the outdoor facilities were restored according to the historical model. The search for a new operator of the hotel has been announced for spring 2019, and extensive renovations are to take place inside the castle before the hotel opens againSource: de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilienhof
December 27, 2019
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