Royal Stables - Potsdam, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 52° 23.723 E 013° 03.405
33U E 367779 N 5806791
Quick Description: the only Renaissance building in a town that is famous for its otherwise baroque architecture.
Location: Brandenburg, Germany
Date Posted: 11/25/2009 8:36:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM7R8N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík
Views: 25

Long Description:
All over the world, Potsdam is famous for its Baroque Castles. These castles luckily survived the bombing raids of World War II. Potsdam's City Palace, once located right downtown, was not so lucky. Originally built in 1587, it was once the largest and most famous Renaissance building in the residency of Prussian Kings.
Unfortunately, the castle - together with many other Renaissance buildings in downtown Potsdam was severely damaged during the last days of World War II. Later, in 1959, Communist authorities decided to demolish what was left.
The only building remaining were the Royal Stables, now the oldest building in town and the last evidence of a once thriving Renaissance architecture in this 1,000 year-old town.
Date of origin:: 1587

Architect(s): Johann Arnold Nering und Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff

Style: Mannerism (ca. 1520–1600)

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Type of building (structure): Other...

Breite Straße 1 14467 Potsdam

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