Belvedere on Pfingstberg

Even as crown prince, the later king Frederick William IV was inspired by the breathtaking views of town and country to be enjoyed from Pfingsberg to the northwest of the New Garden. The long-planned construction of the pleasure palace began in 1847, with its completion in 1863 not occurring until two years after the king’s death.

Ever since, Pfingstberg has been crowned with one of the most beautiful examples of a 19th century stately building: the Belvedere. The large twin-towered structure with its many colonnades is built in the style of an Italian Renaissance villa and soars above the landscape as a point of picturesque focus. The Belvedere, operated by the Förderverein Pfingstberg e.V., still offers one of the most marvelous views of Potsdam and represents one of the city’s most popular destinations. In addition, it is available to the public for diverse cultural uses as well as private occasions, social events and receptions.

Thanks to generous support by the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung; Dr. Werner Otto, founder of the mail-order company; and other sponsors, it was possible to successfully complete lengthy restoration measures at the Belvedere, returning the palace once again to its former splendor.

Another attraction on Pfingstberg is the Temple of Pomona. Located below the Belvedere, it was built in 1800 as the first work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, who was just 19 years old at the time.

Address

Belvedere on Pfingstberg
Pfingstberg
D-14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Parkplätze:

Öffentliche Parkplätze befinden sich am Volkspark, nur wenige Gehminuten vom Pfingstberg entfernt, von dort kann für Gruppen ein Shuttleservice eingerichtet werden.

Opening Hours

November

Valid 01.11.2017 - 30.11.2018
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday/ Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

December – February

Valid 01.12.2017 - 28.02.2018
Monday - Sunday: closed

New Year's Concert (01.01.2018) 11:00 - 15:00

March

Valid 01.03.2018 - 31.03.2018
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday/ Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

April – October

Valid 01.04.2018 - 31.10.2018
Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Single Ticket

Price: 4.50 € reduced: 3.50 €

Kinder bis 6 Jahre

Price: 0.00 €

Kinder / Jugendliche

6. bis 16. Lebensjahr

Price: 2.00 €

Family Ticket Belvedere on the Pfingstberg

Valid for up to 2 adults and 3 children (aged 18 or younger).

Price: 12.00 €

Annual pass for Belvedere on Pfingstberg

Valid for one year (with personal identification).
On sale at the Belvedere’s registers.

Price: 12.50 €

Cecilienhof Palace / Belvedere on Pfingstberg Combined Ticket

Valid for one day; April – October.
On sale at Cecilienhof Palace, Belvedere, and Marble Palace registers; as well at the Visitor Centers at the Historic Windmill and at the New Palace.

Price: 8.00 € reduced: 6.00 €

Kombiticket Museum Alexandrowka / Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg

Gültig April bis Oktober

Price: 6.00 € reduced: 5.00 €

Audioguide

deutsch, englisch, Kinder, Erwachsene

Price: 1.00 €

Owners of the Combined Ticket sanssouci+ or the Annual Pass for all SPSG palaces are granted the reduced admission rate.

Contact & Booking

Belvedere on the Pfingstberg and Pomona Temple
Förderverein Pfingstberg in Potsdam e.V.
Große Weinmeisterstraße 45a
14469 Potsdam, Germany
info(at)pfingstberg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.2 00 57 93-0
Fax: +49 (0) 331.2 00 57 93-9

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access with assistance

Only the ground floor and inner courtyard are wheelchair accessible. Barrier free restrooms are available.

For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.

Additional Offers

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide German for children (age 8–12)
  • Audio Guide English for children (age 8–12)

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