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Chinesisches Haus (Chinese House), Potsdam

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
Tucked away in Sanssouci Park, Chinesisches Haus (Chinese House) transports you to China. Commissioned by Frederick the Great in the mid-18th century, the building features an ornate interior with gold leaf, stucco, and marble detailing monkeys with musical instruments. The painted ceiling depicts men surrounded by parrots, more monkeys, and Buddha statues. On your way in or out, look up so you don't miss the cupola that crowns the house's roof so you can glimpse the gilded Chinese figure with an open parasol. This little taste of China will make an interesting addition to German vacation snaps. Use our Potsdam vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Chinesisches Haus (Chinese House) and other attractions in Potsdam.
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  • The greater park is a vast expanse to explore. I call it a vast expanse as I had to cycle really far from one point to another and I'm still considered within Sanssouci Park. Plenty of sites within th...  read more »
  • But that just make this building in the Park of Sanssouci? A curiosity was during the walk.
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  • It is striking see this work of the 18th in the middle of both style classic Central European. Fashion that came at that time allowed to build this little gem.
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  • It's a cool representation of the chinoiserie that was going on in the 18th century. Although I think its a bit steep to charge a few euro to go inside when you can see the inside with through the windows.
  • Beyond insane.
  • Chinoiserie design is very interesting.
  • With the wheel, we visited the Chinese House (teahouse) the Garden Pavilion in the Park Sanssouci. The building decorated with Golden figures is a real attraction and you shall enter also the Interior, which gives the illusion that it is in China. The visit is highly recommended.
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  • Very nice!
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