Unlike many other major construction sites in Berlin, it is apparently going well here
April 20, 2018
Planned opening date: September 14, 2019 (Stand for the Day of Architecture on June 25, 2017)
June 26, 2017
The Berlin City Palace is trying to build so that it looks like the old city palace, which was destroyed in World War II.
July 19, 2017
Berlin City Palace
The Berlin Palace (colloquially also: City Palace) is a secular building on the Spree Island in the historical center of Berlin. From 1443 it served as the main residence of the Brandenburg electors, Prussian kings and German emperors and from 1918 as the seat of authorities, art and scientific institutions. Rebuilt on behalf of Friedrich I according to plans by Andreas Schlueter and Johann Friedrich Eosander in the years 1698-1713, it was considered a major work of North German Baroque. The palace was a central building in Berlin and also one of the largest buildings in the city. From the very beginning, it shaped the cityscape with its facades, its dimensions and its 70-meter-high dome, which was added in the 19th century.
Partially burnt out at the end of the Second World War in 1945, the palace in the GDR was blown up in 1950 despite international protests in order to gain space for a parade ground, which was later partially built on by the Palace of the Republic. After the private commitment of the Berlin Palace Association and other initiators and on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag, the palace was rebuilt between 2013 and 2020. According to plans by Franco Stella, a new building was built in the dimensions of the palace, which, with the exception of the Spree side, shows reconstructions of the palace facades on its outer sides and in two courtyards. These were entirely funded by private donations. The future restoration of the interior was deliberately made possible.
Today the castle is the seat of the Humboldt Forum. This presents collections from the Berlin State Museums, the Berlin City Museum and the Humboldt University in Berlin and is also intended to serve as a lively meeting place for people and world cultures. The Humboldt Forum thus also ties in with the history of the palace as a cultural and scientific center after the revolution of 1918. In the Weimar Republic, the palace was the most visited museum in Berlin. It was also used for research institutes, universities and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
August 26, 2022
The new building, completed in 2020, was reconstructed on the basis of historical photographs and plans. Three facades of the building are identical to the building demolished in 1950 by the GDR. The fourth facade, which is entirely modern, gives the building its name Humboldt Forum.
March 30, 2021
If it hadn't been for the BER disaster, the building would have been dedicated to the press based on historical plans and the modern interior work by Frank Stella.
I never understood why the FRG had to flatten the Palace of the Republic of the GDR and then rebuild this piece from the old days !?
May 1, 2021
In 1442 Elector Friedrich II laid the foundation stone for the palace and used it as his main residence. In the course of time it was rebuilt again and again and served as the main residence of Prussian kings from 1701 and as a winter residence for Kaiser Wilhelm II from 1871. It was the scene of important events in German history. Frederick the Great was also born here. In 1918 it was used by authorities as an arts and science facility. During World War II it was bombed and demolished. The Palace of the Republic was built on this site in 1971, which was replaced by the new Palace in 2013. Three sides received a baroque façade and the side facing the Spree received a modern façade. Today, the palace is the seat of the Humboldt Forum, a cultural and scientific center.
August 3, 2022
It's finally done and has closed this gap
January 2, 2022
The Palace of the Republic was demolished. Now the old imperial palace is here again.
March 28, 2022
Exhibition with original sculptures from the historic palace facade
May 29, 2022
Be sure to visit the roof terrace. You need a time slot booked online. Entry is free.
February 7, 2023
Oh Berlin's checkered history... you can see it particularly clearly here.
4 days ago
A mighty building on the site of the former Palace of the Republic
July 17, 2022
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