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.