Belvedere on the Pfingstberg

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Belvedere on the Pfingstberg
Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg
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The Belvedere on the Pfingstberg
Belvedere on the Pfingstberg is located in Germany
Belvedere on the Pfingstberg
General information
Type Palace, viewing structure
Architectural style Renaissance
Town or city Potsdam
Country Germany
Groundbreaking 1847
Completed 1863
Renovated 1988-2005
Landlord Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten
Design and construction
Architect Ludwig Persius,
Friedrich August Stüler,
de:Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse,
Peter Joseph Lenné (gardens)
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Germany Edit this on Wikidata
Criteria i, ii, iv
Reference 532
Coordinates 52°25′07″N 13°03′32″E / 52.4187°N 13.059°E / 52.4187; 13.059
Inscription (Unknown Session)
Belvedere on the Pfingstberg is located in Germany
Belvedere on the Pfingstberg
Location of Belvedere on the Pfingstberg

The Belvedere on the Pfingstberg (German: Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg) is a palatial building in the northern part of the New Garden in Potsdam, Germany, atop Pfingstberg hill.

It was commissioned by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia and is only one part of an originally substantially more extensive building project. The twin-towered building was modeled on Italian Renaissance architecture and was to serve as a viewing place for the visitors of the garden. It was built between 1847 and 1863 with an interruption from 1852 to 1860. From sketches from the king, the architects Ludwig Persius, Friedrich August Stüler and de:Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse drew up detailed plans. The garden architect Peter Joseph Lenné was responsible for the design of the grounds.

The building fell into disrepair during World War II and in the period of the German Democratic Republic, but was repaired between 1988 and 2005 by a group of local residents. Today, the Belvedere is open to visitors.

Since 1999, the palace has been a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin.

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Coordinates: 52°25′08″N 13°03′32″E / 52.4188°N 13.0590°E / 52.4188; 13.0590