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"Cecelienhof Palace I" Cecilienhof Palace - Schloss Cecilienhof Tip by Kate-Me

by Kate-Me

This is Potsdam's Cecelienhof Palace.
We walked on further to Schloss Cecilienhof (Cecilienhof Palace), which was built about 1912 for Princess Cecilia (but built to look much older, in an English style.) It certainly fooled me, as it seemed it must be hundreds of years old, not less than a century). The palace was covered in nice green creeping ivy from the outside, adding to the charm of its gardens and inner courtyard we could see through an external archway.

When Cecilia departed from her residence here, she took nearly every bit of furniture in the palace with her.
The palace was then taken over as a political headquarters and was the site of the famous Potsdam Conference during World War II in the 1940’s. This palace was the site of important meetings between Winston Churchill (UK), Stalin (USSR) and Truman (USA) and the outcome determined how Germany was divided up after the war.
For the meetings, they had to quickly have a huge round table made and shipped in within 24 hours, and also they ‘borrowed’ other expensive and classy furniture from wherever they could.

Address: Im Neuen Garten 11, 14469 Potsdam,
Phone: +49 331 9694222

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  • Updated Nov 10, 2003
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