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The New Potsdam

The combination of the architectural work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the parks and gardens by the landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné have shaped the image of Potsdam to date. But as far back as 1924 an icon of modern architecture was added to the endearing classicism with its palaces and small-scale architecture: the Einstein Tower. Today, with the reconstruction of the Potsdam Palace, the new seat of the Brandenburg Landtag and the new crowd-puller Palais Barberini, the present Potsdam shows an urban development that focuses on the reconstruction of the past at its centre.
Contemporary architecture can be found at the Schiffbauerdamm on the Havel river with new buildings and conversions such as the Hans-Otto-Theater or the headquarters of the Bundesstiftung Baukultur.

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Sanssouci Palace and Park Frederick II I Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff
Charlottenhof Palace Karl Friedrich Schinkel I Peter Joseph Lenné
Roman baths Karl Friedrich Schinkel I Ludwig Persius
Klein-Glienicke Palace and Park Karl Friedrich Schinkel I Peter Joseph Lenné

Einstein Tower Erich Mendelsohn

Hans Otto Theatre Gottfried Böhm
Bundesstiftung Baukultur Springer
Swimming pool at Brauhausberg gmp
Palace / Brandenburg State Parliament Peter Kulka
Palais Barberini Carl von Gontard I Thomas Albrecht I Hilmer & Sattler