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Köpenick Palace: photos, description (Schloss Koepenick)

This Palace bears the same name with the district of Berlin - köpenick. It boasts an interesting location on the island, which was inhabited by hardly the first within the borders of modern Berlin, and in addition, the island itself is there, there are two rivers, the spree and Dahme. Near the Palace you can find and köpenick's town hall. The first building erected on this place was the Slavic fortress, but very soon it was replaced by a small hunting Lodge. Who ordered to build one of the German electors. During the terrible Thirty years ' war, the castle was settled by the king Gustav II Adolf, having made it his residence. Due to its geographical position and water protection here was safe.

At the beginning of 1677, the other elector Friedrich III of Brandenburg, ordered to begin large-scale reconstruction of the Palace, which brought to the Dutch architect. Besides the fact that the building itself was renovated, it was attached to the North pavilion, and then, after some time, following the architect has completed the complex has the Palace Church and an outbuilding for business needs. Over time, Frederick became king of Prussia and chose this castle to life with his family.

For many centuries the castle has not been restored, but at the end of the last century it was decided to carry out a complex of works on restoration of the historic appearance of the Palace. In 1963 the Palace was used as a Museum where the exhibited works of art, and to restore Germany played a huge role in the life of the capital. Today köpenick is part of the Prussian cultural heritage Foundation, therefore is in the list of protected monuments of culture and architecture. In the basement of a permanent archaeological exhibition, which showcases the history of settlement in these places. It is also noteworthy that the design of interiors in Baroque style has been preserved in many rooms of the Palace almost untouched, and this, no doubt, is of great interest both for specialists and for ordinary tourists.