|UNESCO #532 - Neus Palais (New Palace), Potsdam - GERMANY|
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Neues Palais, Potsdam - GERMANY - UNESCO #532
The second card of this amazing UNESCO site (sent almost two weeks later than the other, precisely from Potsdam, Germany) shows the Neues Palais (New Palace), a baroque masterpiece of the 18th century. Thank you very much Dagmar, I really appreciate the fact of choosing such a beautiful card and stamp for me. This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
With 500 ha of parks and 150 buildings constructed between 1730 and 1916, Potsdam's complex of palaces and parks forms an artistic whole, whose eclectic nature reinforces its sense of uniqueness. It extends into the district of Berlin-Zehlendorf, with the palaces and parks lining the banks of the River Havel and Lake Glienicke. Voltaire stayed at the Sans-Souci Palace, built under Frederick II between 1745 and 1747.
Neues Palais is a palace situated on the western side of the Sanssouci royal park in Potsdam, Germany. The building was begun in 1763, after the end of the Seven Years' War, under Frederick the Great and was completed in 1769. It is considered to be the last great Prussian baroque palace.