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Potsdam

Full text: Brasch & Rothenstein's Guide of Berlin

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style after plans by Schadow where the last remains of the 
Prince and Princess Friedrich Carl of Prussia rest. At the 
foot of the hill a ferry to the Pfaueninsel, a favorite resort 
of Frederick William III. In this park are to be noted the 
Rosengarten and the Cavalierhouse built with the stones of 
an old house of Count Schlieffen at Danzig, the Palmenhaus 
was built in 1830 by Schadow and decorated in 1848 by 
Haberlin. The Royal Chateau has the form of an old ruined 
Roman villa. 
North of Potsdam, 10 Minutes from the Nauener Thor 
is the Russian colony Alexandrowka containing 11 houses, 
and a Greek chapel; it was founded in 1826 by Frederick 
William III. for the use of the Russian singers who were 
at that time attached to the 1st regiment of guards. 
Near by is the New Garden laid out by Frederick 
William II, with beautiful groups of trees and plants; at the 
entrance is the porter’s lodge built in Dutch style. To the 
right, a path leads to a monument to Frederick William II. 
Further along is a temple ruin containing a kitchen with a 
subterranean path to the Castle. Near the Heiligen-See is 
the so-called green House from which a good view may be 
had of the lake. At the Heiligen-See is likewise the Marble 
Palace built for Frederick William II. by Gontard, Kruger 
and Langhans, 1786—96. The Castle, which contains nume 
rous art treasures, is now the summer residence of Prince 
William and is not open to the public. Near by is the 
Pfingstberg with an incomplete Belvedere from which the 
spectator can enjoy a wonderfully splendid view, especially 
by evening-light, of the city and the Havel. Behind the Castle 
of Sans-souci, a walk of 15 minutes brings the stranger to 
the Ruinenberg from which likewise an extensive view may 
be had. Not far from the Railway-Station is the Brauhaus- 
berg with good restaurant. From the belvedere, beautiful 
view over the surrounding scenery and lakes.
        
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