Short architectural history
The Royal Palce of Berlin was founded in 1443 as the residence of the Hohenzollern-Dynasty.
Urban development connections
The Berlin City Palace was the center of the so-called classical mile between the Pariser Platz square with the Brandenburg Gate in the west and the Alexanderplatz in the east.
The Site of the Palace 1939 - 1995
These comparing Photographs from before World-War II and the Schloss-Site after it’s demolition in 1950.
Significance and Exterior Views
The Palace did not lie in Berlin – Berlin was the Palace
Baroque Town axes in Berlin
The Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm (1640 – 1688) made the Palace the center of the city and of the country.
Interiors of the palace: General views Amber room
The interior of the Berlin Palace is outstandingly well documented. Even so the complete reconstruction of the costly rooms would break any budget.
The interior of the palace: Colored detail pictures
You will find here some photographs with beautiful details, without comments.
War destruction and demolition
On February 3, 1945, during the heaviest bombing attack ever on the city, the Berlin Palace was destroyed by a number of high explosive bombs and numberless incendiary bombs.
The construction of the moque-up-palace 1993 in a movie
Movie of the building of the Palace.
Synthesis of the arts Berlin
In accordance with the architectural principles of Vitruvius and Palladio, the interaction of the major edifices in the center of Berlin, arising out of the individual buildings from various centuries, created an exciting and yet extraordinarily harmonious ensemble.