Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin

Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin


State Party = GER
Type = Cultural
Criteria = i, ii, iv
ID = 532
Region = Europe
Year = 1990
Session = 14th
Extension = 1992; 1999
Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/532

Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin refers to a group of palace complexes and landscaped gardens found in Potsdam, and the German capital of Berlin. The term was used upon the designation of the cultural ensemble as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. It was recognized for the historic unity of its landscape—a unique example of landscape design against the background of monarchic ideas of the Prussian state and common efforts of emancipation.

Initially, the site encompassed 500 hectares, covering 150 construction projects, which spanned the years from 1730 to 1916. Two stages of extension to the World Heritage Site, in 1992 and 1999 led to the incorporation of a larger area to the patrimony.

1990 designation

* Palace and Park of Sanssouci, Potsdam
* New Garden (Neuer Garten), Marble Palace, and Chateau of Cecilienhof, northeast of Sanssouci, Potsdam
* Babelsberg Park and Palace, Potsdam
* Glienicke Palace and Park of Klein-Glienicke, Berlin
* Volkspark Klein Glienicke, Berlin
* Nikolskoe log house, Berlin
* Pfaueninsel (Ile-aux-Paons), Berlin
* Böttcherberg (Mont Böttcher), Berlin
* Jagdschloß Glienicke (Pavilion de chasse de Glienicke), Berlin

1992 extension

* Church of the Redeemer, Sacrow (Heilandskirche), Potsdam
* Palace and Park of Sacrow, Potsdam

1999 extension

* Lindenallee
* Former Gardener's School and the Kaiserbahnhof
* Palace and Park of Lindstedt
* Village of Bornstedt, church, cemetery and landscape north of Sanssouci Park
* The Seekoppel (landscape area west of the Mount of Ruins)
* Voltaireweg (Greenbelt and road between Sans Souci park and New Garden)
* Entrance Area of the Sans Souci Park
* Alexandrowka log houses
* The Pfingstberg
* between Pfingstberg and New Garden
* Southern shore of the Jungfernsee
* Royal Forest (forests on both sides of Palace and Park of Sacrow)
* Approaches to Babelsberg Park
* Observatory in Babelsberg


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