Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg
400 years of history
For more than three centuries the rulers of Brandenburg commissioned the best artists of their time to enhance the Royal residences in and around Berlin with elaborate palaces and gardens. There was building activity under a long series of Prussian monarchs: from Joachim II to the Great Elector, from Frederick the Great to the last of the German emperors, William II. The resulting works of architecture and landscape gardening, especially in Berlin and Potsdam, have earned international renown.
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Elector Frederick III had a summer residence built for his wife Sophie Charlotte by the architect Johann Arnold Nering between 1695 and 1699. After Frederick became the first Prussian King in 1701, the Palace was extended into a stately building with a cours d'honneur...
The Grunewald Hunting Lodge or "Jagdschloss Grunewald" is the oldest surviving palace building in Berlin.Today it houses a collection of paintings: mostly 17th century Dutch and German paintings and works by Rubens and Cranach...