Chinese House

Local nameChinesisches Haus
LocationPotsdam, Germany

The Chinese House is a garden pavilion in Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, Germany. Frederick the Great had it built, about seven hundred metres southwest of the Sanssouci Summer Palace, to adorn his flower and vegetable garden. The garden architect was Johann Gottfried Büring, who between 1755 and 1764 designed the pavilion in the then-popular style of Chinoiserie, a mixture of ornamental rococo elements and parts of Chinese architecture.

The unusually long building time of nine years is attributed to the Seven Years' War, during which Prussia's economic and financial situation suffered significantly. Only after the end of the war in 1763 were the chambers inside the pavilion furnished.

Tags Rococo ArchitectureRegional HeritageHeritage
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_House_(Potsdam)

Address Am Grünen Gitter 11, 14469 Potsdam, DE

Coordinates 52°24'0.86" N 13°1'55.556" E

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