Episode 57: Bellevue Palace

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Location:

Spreeweg 1, 10557 Berlin Tiergarten

Facts:

  • Seat of the Federal President
  • Built in 1786
  • First classicist Palace in Prussia
  • Designed by architect Philipp Daniel Boumann

Speaking of architecture, Berlin almost has it all: relics of the Soviet area over the gothic city hall, medieval churches, turn-of-the-century apartment buildings and high-rises made out of steel and glass at Potsdamer Platz. In the very heterogeneous urban landscape of Berlin, you find interesting architecture from a great variety of decades.

But did you ever pay specific attention to the many many palaces in Berlin and its surroundings? There is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site called ‘Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin’. But it’s important to be aware that not all palaces in Berlin are part of this heritage site, also the palace we talk about today is not.

When you are in Berlin these days, the Palace you are most likely to hear about is the City Palace, which was demolished and is currently being reconstructed. But this week, we want to take you on a trip to another famous palace of the city: Schloss Bellevue – the Bellevue Palace located in the Tiergarten district. This gorgeous palace along with its beautiful park is full of stories about history, politics and society – check out our talk below and go walk the Bellevue Palace!

Photo and episode: Ute Linden

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