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The New Palace is a castle on the west side of the park Sanssouci in Potsdam. The construction was begun in 1763 after the end of the Seven Years War under Frederick the Great and completed in 1769. It is considered the last significant castle of Baroque in Prussia. Friedrich had not planned it as a royal residence, but as a castle for guests of his court. Emperor Wilhelm II made the New Palace from 1888 to 1918 permanently his summer residence.Managed by the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, the castle is accessible as a museum. In the communs, the former business buildings, faculties and parts of the administration of the University of Potsdam are housed.
March 21, 2017
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