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Chinesisches Haus (Chinese House), Potsdam
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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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  • As if that wasn't enough the whole beauty of Sanssouci Park and its palaces, while walking we came across this beautiful tea house. Very beautiful and well cared for.
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  • I always again happy to come here. It is the most beautiful house in the park for me. No matter what time of year, always nice
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  • Opening hours: May to October: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am 6 pm the Chinese, also Chinese tea house called House South of the main avenue of Sanssouci 1764 completed. The Pavilion served the Prussian Court society for parties and social gatherings was high in the course-Chinese style with its tent-like appearance. Consequently, there is also the exterior design with decorative life-size gilded figures around the House, representing Chinese estates, servants and musicians. The figure of a gold-plated Mandarin with umbrella perched on the top of the roof. From May to October the Interior of the House can be visited for a fee (as of 3 euro - 2016). One should not expect too much however. There is a central, unfurnished large round room, to which 3 small cabinets are connect. Is the room with a painted ceiling with Chinese Asian motifs, as well as some Chinese porcelains, standing on gilded consoles on the wall. The Chinese House is not accessible. The construction trailer with the Fund is located a few meters west of the House somewhat hidden in the bushes.
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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 the park itself, including this one which is the Chinese Tea House. I chuckled at this as this doesn't resemble anything of Chinese architecture. Rather, it's the reimagination of Chinese culture by the court at the time who was fascinated by Chinese goods that was brought in by Dutch traders such as pearls, silk and porcelain. Plenty of details were off.
  • We didn't take a tour inside but roamed around it! It looks pretty from outside, but he sure not to miss it. Keep a watch while walking through the main roads of the gardens!
  • Best way to see this is place is to go on a bike tour. That way you can see most of the grounds quickly and easily.
  • 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.
  • Very pretty on the outside. Next time I will visit the inside.