Group Offers Belvedere Pfingstberg
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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:
- Historical Ensemble Belvedere Pfingstberg
The guided tour explains the history of the origin of the Pomonatempel and Belvedere as well as their decay and reconstruction from 1945 until today.
The architectural design and today's use are also highlighted. The tour is possible with tour guide system (you listen to the guide through headphones).
Belvedere – Pfingstberg
Getting here and parking
Stop "Puschkinallee", "Am Schragen"
Public parking at Volkspark (15 minutes walk)
Opening Hours for Groups
March - November: Saturday, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
April - October: Sunday to Friday: 10 am - 5 pm/ Saturday: 10am - 6 pm
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.
- conditionally barrier-free
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||The Historical Pfingstberg Ensemble|
|Duration||about 1,5 hours|
|Flat rate for groups|
Groups up to 10 with a tour 150 €
|Group size||up to 20 people|
Guided Tours and Prices (School groups/students)
|Group tour||School Groups Belvedere on the Pfingstberg|
|Duration||without limitation during opening times|
|Flat rate for groups|
Group offer without guided tour for school groups of more than 15
|Group size||from 15|
General Terms and Conditions for Group Tourism
The General Terms and Conditions of the Förderverein Pfingstberg in Potsdam e.V. apply.
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”