Cecilienhof Palace

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The Palace of Cecilienhof, or Schloss Cecilienhof, stands in the northern part of the Neuer Garten park, a short distance from the banks of the Jungfernsee Lake. Built between 1913 and 1917, Cecilienhof was the last palace to be built in Potsdam. Kaiser William II had the magnificent palace built for his son, Crown Prince William, and the prince’s wife Cecilie, after whom it is named.

The Crown Prince and his wife wanted Schloss Cecilienhof to be in the style of an English country house. With its use of traditional materials such as wood and brick, the building complex blended harmoniously with the surrounding landscape...

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