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Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Chinesisches Haus. Blick auf Gruppe mit dem Falken, Herbststimmung
© SPSG. Foto: Hans Bach
Chinesisches Haus im Park Sanssouci
© SPSG. Foto: Gerhard Murza

The playful rococo pavilion in the Deer Garden of Sanssouci Park is probably the best-known surviving example of the chinoiserie fashion that shaped courtly culture throughout Europe in the 18th century. The chinoiserie shows little of the China of the time, but rather the Europeans' ideas about it.

The exterior view of the garden house, built between 1754 and 1764 by Johann Gottfried Büring on commission from Frederick the Great, is dominated by the life-size gilded figures that are placed individually or in groups around the building. They depict fabulously dressed men and women playing music and drinking tea. The columns in the shape of gilded palm trees are intended to give the impression that one is not in Europe here. Peter Benckert and Johann Gottlieb Heymüller created this staffage "à la chinoise".

The walls of the interior, which rises on a cloverleaf-shaped floor plan, are decorated with gilded consoles on which 18th century porcelains are displayed. The large ceiling painting presents a boisterous "Chinese" society in an illusionistic architectural depiction.

Opening hours,

Winter Season

1. November 2023 - 30. April 2024

  • Monday-Sunday closed

Summer Season

1. May 2024 - 31. October 2024

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
Last entry

30 min. before closing

  • 10. April 2024 closed
  • 16. October 2024 closed

Location,

Am Grünen Gitter, 14469 Potsdam

Telephone,

+49 (331) 96 94-200

Website,

www.spsg.de/chinesisches…

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Prices,

Admission price 4,00 €

Reduced price 3,00 €

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