Chinese House in Sanssouci Park

Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

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The stately Chinese House (Chinesisches Haus) in the "Deer Garden" of Sanssouci Park is an impressive example of the widespread fashion and fascination with China, which influenced the cultural tastes of 18th century court circles throughout Europe. 
The pavilion's exterior view is characterized by life-sized gilded figures that are placed singularly or in groups around the building. Dressed as if in a fairy tale, Chinese musicians and figures drinking tea are represented; their exotic character perfectly harmonizing with the columns shaped as gilded palms. Peter Benckert and Johann Gottlieb Heymüller created this delightful, fictive ensemble "à la chinois." 
Commissioned by Frederick the Great, Johann Gottfried Büring built the Chinese House from 1754-64 as a charming and exotic garden pavilion, shaped in the form of a cloverleaf. The walls of the interiors are adorned with gilded consoles, displaying 18th century porcelain. The large ceiling painting depicts a lively Chinese social gathering in an illusionistic, architectural setting.

Chinese House in Sanssouci Park
Am Grünen Gitter
14469 Potsdam

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1. May 2020 - 31. October 2020

Monday
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Tuesday - Sunday
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1. November 2020 - 30. April 2021

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