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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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  • I went there from Sanssouci Palace. The location is quite far. After taking a bus, there's no proper signage so we got lost. We had to walk very far and after a very long walk, apparently the place is...  more »
  • Cecilienhof Palace is where the 1945 Potsdam Conference was held. This was where Stalin, Churchill (and then Atlee) and Truman met in July and August 1945 to carve up post war Europe. I’ve seen many p...  more »
  • Castle Cecilienhof is a cozy, classy, aristocratic, of brown stone with lots of turrets and pipes, was built in the early 20-th century on the outskirts of Potsdam in the Green, surrounded by lush forest surroundings on the banks of the river. The castle was a gift by the then King of Prussia (the last in the history) to his son-heir (not became emperor due to Revolution), and named for the wife of the son of Cecilia. Now all the items in the Castle devoted to the history of the Potsdam Conference, held in it. In the main hall-round table with dark pink upholstery and three flags of the participating countries in the Centre, on the walls hung the copies of famous pictures and landmark documents. Perfectly preserved Interior, exquisite furniture, Dim light, the whole situation of the premises is preserved as it was in July 1945, that immediately transports you into the atmosphere of those historic days: a mixture of joy and hopes of ending war and worries about the fate of the future.
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  • 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.
  • Here was completed a great desicion in our common history - it needs to visit !
  • 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.