Belvedere – Pfingstberg
On Pentecost in 1804, Queen Luise of Prussia enjoyed a magnificent morning on the Judenberg or Eichberg, as it was known then. The elevation was subsequently named Pfingstberg (literally “Pentecost Mountain” in German) at the request of her husband, King Frederick William III, to commemorate this moment. In 1807 the king acquired the Temple of Pomona, built on the site by Schinkel (c.1800) for its magnificent view. It was originally used by a wealthy councilor’s family as a tea room and little summer house. A romantic sovereign, King Frederick William IV commissioned the Belvedere to be built on the Pfingstberg in 1847. However, upon his death in 1862 it had not yet been completed, leaving it to his successor, his brother William I, to conclude this project with rather reduced results. Since then the Belvedere, with its two 27.4-meter high towers on the 76-meter tall Pfingstberg, has the most magnificent view of Potsdam. Today the Belvedere and the Temple of Pomona can be booked for private parties as well as larger social gatherings, such as company anniversaries. The Belvedere’s royal ambience and dreamlike view will leave your guests with unforgettable memories that they will cherish for years to come. The registry office in Potsdam is authorized to carry out wedding ceremonies in the Moorish Cabinet in the Belvedere. Please contact the Standesamt Potsdam (Potsdam Registry Office) directly to book an appointment: +49 (0)331.289 1742.
What you need to know:
With prior consent, permission will be granted for the complete delivery of event props and equipment, gastronomic and catering facilities with cars and trucks up to 7.5 tons within the designated delivery areas and upon paved paths.
Transport on the historic paths must be non-motorized and carried out with handcarts that have sufficiently broad rubber tires. Automobiles are excluded from paths within the park.