Glienicke Palace

Glienicke Palace (German: Schloss Glienicke) is a historic palace located on the peninsula of Berlin-Wannsee in Germany. It was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel around 1825 for Prince Carl of Prussia.[1]

Glienicke Palace
Schloss Glienicke
Glienicke Palace
Location in Germany
General information
TypePalace
Architectural styleNeoclassical
Town or cityBerlin
CountryGermany
Coordinates52.414°N 13.095°E / 52.414; 13.095
ClientPrince Carl of Prussia
OwnerStiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
Design and construction
ArchitectKarl Friedrich Schinkel
Website
Official website
Part ofPalaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
CriteriaCultural: (i)(ii)(iv)
Reference532ter
Inscription1990 (14th Session)
Extensions1992, 1999

Location

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

It was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel for Prince Carl of Prussia. The building, originally merely a cottage, was turned into a summer palace in the late Neoclassical style. Inside the palace were antique objets d'art which Prince Carl of Prussia brought back from his trips.

Particularly striking are two golden lion statues in front of the south frontage, which were also designed by Schinkel. The lions are versions of the "Medici lions" from the Villa Medici in Rome.

World Heritage Site

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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