Sunday guided tour: Italian royal dream and phoenix from the ashesaus der Asche
With the Belvedere Pfingstberg, Friedrich Wilhelm IV wanted to fulfill his great “Italian dream” in Potsdam. Inspired by Roman architecture, an imposing viewing palace was built, which remained a popular destination for Potsdam and Berliners until after World War II. With the division of Germany after the war, the Pfingstberg ensemble is suddenly located in the border area of the GDR and increasingly falls into disrepair. It was not until the commitment of young Potsdam residents at the end of the 1980s that the unique site began to be saved.
A member of the Förderverein Pfingstberg e.V. guides guests through this eventful history of the Pfingstberg. Anecdotes, individual expertise and self-experience around Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s first work, the Pomonatempel, the Belvedere viewing castle and the garden monument created by Peter Joseph Lenné are the focus of the tour.
15 € / reduced 12 €, meeting point: Ticket office Belvedere Pfingstberg.