Belvedere auf dem Klausberg

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Belvedere auf dem Klausberg information

Potsdam , Germany
Street An der Orangerie 1
+49 331 969 4206
admission €2
Opening hours
10am-6pm Sat & Sun May-Oct
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Frederick the Great's final building project was this temple-like Belvedere, modelled on Nero's palace in Rome. From here you can enjoy a panorama taking in the park, lakes and Potsdam itself. The upstairs hall has an impressive frescoed dome, oak parquet and fanciful stucco marble.

En route, you’ll pass the Drachenhaus (Dragon House; 1770), a fantastical Chinese palace inspired by the Ta-Ho pagoda in Canton and guarded by an entire army of dragons. It now houses a pleasant cafe-restaurant.