The Fortuna Portal on the Old Market was formerly the entrance to the main inner courtyard of Potsdam City Palace, the Stadtschloss. The gate was built in 1701 to mark the coronation of Frederick I as King of Prussia. It takes its name from the gilded sculpture of the Roman goddess of fortune that crowns the dome.
Today’s building is a reconstruction, for like all the other buildings on the Alter Markt both the City Palace and the Fortuna Portal were badly damaged in the Second World War...
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