Bellevue Palace

Take a break from traveling all around and visit the place that was built for royalty. The term `bellevue’ means `magnificent view’ and the usage of this term for describing the Bellevue Palace is not exaggerated. Situated near the Spree River in Berlin and occupying an area of 50 acres, the Bellevue Palace was constructed in the year 1768 for prince August Ferdinand of Prussia. During those days, it served as the summer residence of the prince.

Berlin, Bellevue Palace

Berlin, Bellevue Palace

The famous architect, Philipp Daniel Boumann designed this magnificent white structure that boasts of the rare distinction of being the initial neo-classical structure that was constructed in Germany.

This two-storied structure has an elaborate design and has a central pediment that is supported by ornate Corinthian columns. Look up and check out the gables. They feature sandstone figurines that depict hunting, fishing, and agriculture. Compared to this the two wings, `the spree wing’ and `the ladies wing,’ are lackluster.

The magnificent ballroom  was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans and completed in 1791. If you have had the opportunity to go back into the past, you could have been witness to the magnificent parties that were held over here.

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