Glienicke Palace

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Glienicke Palace
Schloss Glienicke
Schloss Glienicke Süden.jpg
Glienicke Palace
Glienicke Palace is located in Germany
Glienicke Palace
Location in Germany
General information
Type Palace
Architectural style Neoclassical
Town or city Berlin
Country Germany
Coordinates 52°24′50″N 13°05′42″E / 52.414°N 13.095°E / 52.414; 13.095
Client Carl of Prussia
Owner Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
Design and construction
Architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Website
Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Location Germany
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv
Reference 532
UNESCO region Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1990 (extended in 1992 and 1999) (14th Session)

Glienicke Palace (German: Schloss Glienicke) is a palace located on the peninsula of Berlin-Wannsee, Germany. It was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel for Prince Carl of Prussia in 1826.


Location[edit]

The palace is situated near the Glienicke Bridge, on the Bundesstraße 1 across from the Glienicke Hunting Lodge. Around the palace is Park Glienicke.

History[edit]

It was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel for Prince Carl of Prussia in 1826. The building, originally merely a cottage, was turned into a summer palace in the late Neoclassical style. Particularly striking are two golden lion statues in front of the frontage, which were also designed by Schinkel. The lions are versions of the Medici lions from the Villa Medici. In the palace are antique objets d'art, which the Prince brought back from his trips.

World Heritage Site[edit]

Garden-courtyard in Glienicke (1837) by August C. Haun

Since 1990, Glienicke Palace and the park have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin". The palace is administered by the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg. The palace's park is now called the Volkspark Glienicke.

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Coordinates: 52°24′51″N 13°05′43″E / 52.41417°N 13.09528°E / 52.41417; 13.09528