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Chinesisches Haus (Chinese House)

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Address: Am Grunen Gitter, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
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A change from big palaces

When getting deeper into the gardens you'll find that small Chinese House. It served as a place for small social events for royal family. Nice exterior and interior. A nice break... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
KrisD_pl
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Warsaw, Poland

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delight to the eye, such design, such color. The fantasy continues inside, where your eyes will see what money and art and vivid imaginations can conceive and create. Enjoy!

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Pleasanton, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I visited, you couldn't go inside. So basically, I walked by, though wow that's kinda ugly, and walked on. I understand that the palace was built because of Frederick's fascination with all things Chinese. But it's really a poor representation of Chinese culture and there isn't much to do.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

A really unusual house with life-size gold statues in the middle of Sans Souci gardens. Stroll along this gardens and you will find fountains, vegetations and even the odd squirel.

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

South of the Hauptallee, about 1/3rd from the fountain at the base of the terraced park, stands this other-worldly garden pavilion, built 1755-1764, copying the then fashionable style of Chinoiserie, a mixture of rococo elements and parts of Chinese architecture. Interestingly, the statues of Chinese people adorning the building bear very European features. Architectural evidence of a not-quite successful attempt... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

When getting deeper into the gardens you'll find that small Chinese House. It served as a place for small social events for royal family. Nice exterior and interior. A nice break in a stroll around the park.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Compared to other European Monuments, historical buildings the Chinese House is ornate and elaborate.

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Thank Ryan M
Orange Park, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The outside looks beautiful with the gold leaf all around the round building but the inside I was not impressed. Maybe it was the end of the day and we were exhausted. Other buildings are much nicer and more history to them. I basically walked in and walked out.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The greater park is a vast expanse to explore. I call it a vast expanse as I had to cycle really far from one point to another and I'm still considered within Sanssouci Park. Plenty of sites within the park itself, including this one which is the Chinese Tea House. I chuckled at this as this doesn't resemble anything of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

It looks like a carousel and it is said to be based on Chinese architecture (although i can't see it). There's golden sculpture which is decorated along the wall of the house which was mesmerizing with the background of pastel colored walls. The fee to visit inside is 3 euro and the inside is really a small room with beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was definitely and unexpected delight to see in Germany. The walk from the summer palace to here was very enjoyable, as well as the unique architecture of the building.

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