City Palace (Berlin Stadtschloss), Berlin

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The Berlin City Palace was a royal and imperial palace in the centre of Berlin, the historical capital of Prussia, and subsequently Germany. It was located on the Museum Island at Schlossplatz, opposite the Lustgarten park. It was the winter residence of the Kings of Prussia and the German Emperors. In 2013 work started on reconstruction and a part of the exterior of the palace has been rebuilt. The completion is expected in 2019.The palace was originally built in the 15th century and changed throughout the next few centuries. It bore features of the Baroque style, and its shape, finalised by the middle 18th century, is attributed to German architect Andreas Schlüter, whose first design is likely to date from 1702, though the palace incorporated earlier parts seen in 1688 by Nicodemus Tessin. It served as a residence to various Electors of Brandenburg. It was the principal residence and winter residence of the Hohenzollern Kings of Prussia from 1701 to 1918. After the unification of Germany in 1871, it was also the central residence for the German Emperors. It became a museum following the fall of the German Empire in 1918. The palace was heavily damaged by Allied bombing in World War II. Although it could have been repaired at great expense, the palace was demolished in 1950 by the German Democratic Republic authorities, despite West German protests.
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  • Berlin Palace was destroyed in the bomber of the British and American air raids during the second world war and then became a ruin until it was demolished by the Government of East Germany. Now is reconstruction work in the unified Germany, since to rebuild on the site of the original. There was a building has already been completed, is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
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  • Today on the 25 June 2017, we have visited the Humboldt - Forum. Like thousands of other also! That Humboldt - do you mean Forum, needs to be done so a lot of the City Castle. But you can see that something is happening here (other than the BER)! It was nice that some portals are ready and look very good. Also parts of the facades are already plastered and a cream-coloured coat of paint. That is, when it is done, a good location: important for Berlin and beyond for all of Germany.
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  • The reconstruction of the city Palace is only as a farce. The Tamm – Tamm, that is done here is no longer comprehensible for ordinary taxpayers. Dreamy long term students - the Greens, the called - only the last highlight is going on which debate on the cross on the dome. the overall but is building out, which is comparable to so little with the old city Palace - just a typical Berlin economy variant, at least as far as taste and architecture. The building price will be as usual astronomical. Rather a negative sight.
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