City Palace, Potsdam

The Potsdam City Palace (German: Potsdamer Stadtschloss) is a building in Potsdam, Germany, located on the Old Market Square, next to the St. Nicholas' Church (Nikolaikirche). It was the second official residence (the winter residence) of the margraves and electors of Brandenburg, later kings in Prussia, kings of Prussia and German emperors.

Potsdam City Palace
Potsdamer Stadtschloss
Main facade of the Potsdam City Palace in 2017
Location in Germany
City Palace, Potsdam (Germany)
General information
TypePalace
Architectural styleBaroque, Rococo
Town or cityPotsdam
CountryGermany
Coordinates52.394°N 13.060°E / 52.394; 13.060
Construction started1662
Completed1669
Renovated1744–52, 2006–13 (rebuilt)
ClientFrederick William, Elector of Brandenburg
Frederick II of Prussia
State of Brandenburg
Design and construction
ArchitectGeorg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff

Heavily damaged in World War II and later dismantled by the East German communist regime, the partial reconstruction, with historic facades and a modern interior, was completed in late 2013. The building has since served to house the parliament of the federal state of Brandenburg.


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