Group Offers Belvedere – Pfingstberg

Potsdam’s most beautiful view is offered from the towers of the Belvedere on the Pfingstberg, constructed in the style of an Italian Renaissance villa from 1847-63. The architects Ludwig Persius, Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse and Friedrich August Stüler realized the building according to plans by Frederick William IV, who designed the grounds as part of his Prussian Arcadia. The Belvedere encompasses an inner courtyard with a water reservoir, which is surrounded by arcades, colonnades and galleries, as well as two chambers designed in Moorish and Roman-Pompeian styles. Prestigious freestanding staircases offer a view onto the Temple of Pomona, designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel around 1800. Both buildings are surrounded by the landscaped gardens crea ted by Peter Joseph Lenné. An exhibition in the semi-basement of the Belvedere illustrates the site’s changeful history. In audio guides for adults and children you can also listen to different contemporary witnesses and their memories from the past of the palace.”

The Förderverein Pfingstberg e.V. (Friends of the Belvedere Pfingstberg) offers the following group tour:

  • Belvedere with the Temple Pomona and Park Grounds
    Guided tours cover the history of the origins of the Temple of Pomona and the Belvedere, their decline and their reconstruction from 1945 to the present, as well as their architectural designs and use by a broad public today.

Address

Belvedere – Pfingstberg
Pfingstberg
D - 14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Puschkinallee", "Am Schragen"

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Parking

Public parking at Volkspark (15 minutes walk)

Opening Hours for Groups

Saturday, Sunday 10-4 (March, November)
Daily 10-6 (April-October)

Special openings for groups outside the opening hours are possible on request – all year round and dependent on weather conditions. For a special opening, fees in addition to the Guided tour price will apply.

Contact & Booking

Belvedere Pfingstberg and Pomona Temple
Förderverein Pfingstberg 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.

Guided Tours and Prices (Adults)

Group tour: Belvedere with the Temple Pomona and Park Grounds
Availability: year-round (in winter: dependent on weather conditions)
Duration: 90 minutes
Flat rate for groups: 8,00 € per person
Group size: from 10

Guided Tours and Prices (School groups/students)

Group tour: Belvedere with the Temple Pomona and Park Grounds
Availability: year-round (in winter: dependent on weather conditions)
Duration: 90 minutes
Flat rate for groups: 3 € (2 Escorts free of charge)

Group size: from 15
Group tour: Belvedere on the Pfingstberg Group visit without Guided Tour
Availability: year-round (in winter: dependent on weather conditions)
Duration: without limitation during opening times
Flat rate for groups: 1,50 € per person (2 accompanying persons free)
Group size: from 15

Photo Permits for Groups

It is allowed to take pictures for private purposes. The following exceptions are to be observed when taking pictures and at the continued use of images:
The use of flash and a tripod is not permitted due to conservation reasons. Furthermore the commercial use and publication of the pictures is not approved due to the copyright restrictions.

Plan your visit

Information, cashier, shop, restrooms, catering close to the Belvedere
(e. g. Restaurant „Am Pfingstberg“)

Near: New Garden with palace Cecilienhof, Russian colony "Alexandrowka”

Further practical tips for your visit

Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
Unfortunately, there are no facilities for storing larger pieces of luggage or similar baggage on the premises of this historical site. We appreciate your understanding.