The orangery in Potsdam, located on the northern edge of Sanssouci Park, was created based on sketches by Emperor Wilhelm IV. The construction period was extraordinarily long, namely from 1851 to 1864. on the other hand, due to his illness beginning in 1858.
The construction work was carried out under the direction of the architects Friedrich August Stüler and Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse, who essentially followed Emperor Wilhelm's wishes and built the orangery in the style of the Italian Renaissance. At over 300 meters in length, it is the longest building in Park Sanssouci in the former residence city of Potsdam. The orangery consists of two side wings, which are still used today as winter quarters for the sensitive plants in Park Sanssouci and serve as a home for various public places in Potsdam.
The extremely impressive central building of the orangery is determined by the Raffaelsaal, the two-storey central room, which houses 50 copies of pictures by the Renaissance painter, which are presented very effectively in golden frames on red silk damask. It has always been open to the public and is one of the most important museum spaces, not only in Sanssouci Park or in Potsdam, but throughout Germany. In addition, the central building has numerous living, working and sleeping rooms, all of which are extremely elaborately furnished and furnished with works of art.
The guests of Potsdam were the tsar's widow and emperor's sister, Charlotte or the Italian king. In any case, the orangery in Park Sanssouci is an impressive and worth seeing example of Prussian architecture and well worth a visit.
May 6, 2019
Built on behalf of Friedrich Wilhelm IV between 1851 and 1864, the 300-meter-long building still serves today to protect more precious plants from frost. You can visit the manor and servants quarters and the Raffaelsaal with more than 50 copies of 19th-century paintings by Raphael.
In addition, from here you have a beautiful view of the park. Especially nice and quiet in the morning on a jogging tour with stairs to condition training.
In summer, the plants, including various palm trees, are placed in the park. If you catch the right day, you can even watch it. I succeeded in 2015 on a jogging session.
May 2, 2015
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