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Schloss Cecilienhof, Potsdam

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Explore Schloss Cecilienhof, the last palace built by the Hohenzollern family--and the site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference. Wander through the private rooms of the castle, including the living room, smoking room, library, and breakfast room. Descriptions and photos give a glimpse into the house's history and the historic conference. Learn about the important decisions that the leaders of the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union took in the wake of World War II. Audio guides and guided tours are available. See Schloss Cecilienhof and all Potsdam has to offer by arranging your trip with our Potsdam itinerary maker.
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  • Site of the World War II Potsdam Conference with Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin. Place has a lot of historical significance, but otherwise not very impressive. Only recommend it if you're REALLY into W...  more »
  • Was very interested in understanding the history associated with this place. Unfortunately, at the moment, it is covered in scaffolding.  more »
  • A spectacular Tudor style building and hotel in the middle of New Park. Great walks around the lakes just a pity dogs are not allowed off the lead.  more »
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  • We had a nice tour of the Schloss, where the Potsdam conference was held. Has an interesting history that our Berlin guide detailed.
  • It was the Hohenzollern family residence after they lost the crown. 1945 Potsdam Conference took place here. Now is a first-class hotel.
  • Schloss Cecilienhof is the site of the Potsdam Conference, a major gathering of world superpowers at the end of World War II. It is named after Duchess Cecillie, wife of the Crown Prince of Prussia, who lived there for a while when it was completed. Not much pictures to show, as you can’t take photographs inside Cecilienhof. It’s now a museum which preserves the historical significance of this palace in World War II history. The Potsdam Conference setup remains preserved, including the roundtable that hosted the negotiations. It was pretty surreal walking through Cecilienhof and imagining myself in the midst of that conference, standing in the corner while the most powerful leaders of the time, Churchill, Truman and Stalin discussa post-war world.
  • Currently undergoing major renovation, the last palace built for the crown prince before the revolution and the site of the Potsdam Conference at the end of WWII. Both receive the museum treatment here along with a lovely hotel.
  • Pretty, beautiful and amazing are not enough to describe this place. It is worth a visit if you're intrested in History and even if you are not the landscape is breathtaking.