City Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 52° 23.754 E 013° 03.437
33U E 367817 N 5806848
Quick Description: The last remains of Potsdam's oldest castle
Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Date Posted: 3/1/2009 3:13:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM5YC5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 24

Long Description:
Since 1751, the Potsdam City Palace was the official winter residence of the Prussian Kings, and, starting in 1871, the German Emperors (Kaiser), making it Potsdam's oldest castle. Unfortunately, there is not much left of it. The castle was severely damaged during a bombing raid at the end of World War II and was eventually demolished in 1959.
It was believed that nothing had survived the demolition but a number of people kept pieces of the rubble (mostly as trophies in their front yards). In 2007, city and state decided to rebuild the castle and appealed to the citizen to return surviving pieces. Amazingly, amongst the returned remains were almost all the pieces of one of the castles gates.
These pieces are now on display at the original site, to raise awareness and also to raise money for the reconstruction.
Unfortunately, Groundspeak is currently experiencing some problems with html encoded waymarks, resulting occasionally in a total code-garble. Until the problem is fixed, we will keep this as a very basic waymark, but we devoted some of our personal webspace to share the fully fledged version with our fellow waymarkers. Check it out at the link below.
Type: Remnant

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Den ganzen Tag über. Die Tore sehen nicht aus, als würden sie verschlossen.

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