After the completion of the New Palace Frederick the Great had 1770 to 1772 build the Belvedere on the Klausberg. It was the first observation building in Potsdam.
From the Klausberg, charming views open out over the Sanssouci Park to the hilly, lake-rich landscape and the city of Potsdam. The idea for the two-storey rotunda with two balconies and a dome crowned a drawing from the 1738 published volume "Del Palazzo de 'Cesari". In it, the archaeologist Francesco Bianchini had tried to reconstruct the Imperial Palace on the Palatine in ancient Rome.
The burned out during the last war in 1945 building was restored in the 1990s. In addition to the exterior construction, the interior was also largely repaired. Today, the upper hall is again impressive with its stucco marble, oak parquet and the reconstructed ceiling in the dome.
May 6, 2019
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