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Chinesisches Haus (Chinese House)

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Address: Am Grunen Gitter, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 331 9694225

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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
Warsaw, Poland

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
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 

Thank weberwest
Warsaw, Poland
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734 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
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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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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

Thank Ryan M
Orange Park, Florida
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349 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
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.

Thank ukienomad
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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698 reviews
414 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank JuiTeoh
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54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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 

1 Thank wandernerd89
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank Bob M
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This small building in Park Sanssouci is just exquisite. From the golden musicians surrounding the exterior to the delicate artwork and porcelain throughout the interior, the Chinese House is one of the jewels of the park.

1 Thank Ann-Marie B
Fareham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We received a warm welcome upon arrival and the people inside explained us the acoustic story when you go right in the centre of the house. It's really fun to do. Worth a visit on ten Sansouci + ticket

1 Thank Sandrinezefrog
Hong Kong, China
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458 reviews
345 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This 18th century pavilion was said to be built as a mixture of the Rococo and Chinese style. Architecture wise, as an Asian, I do not feel that it looks anything close to Chinese pavilions I have seen in China, unless the freestanding Chinese figurines and reliefs on the facade were the keys to giving it its name. And I... More 

Thank Ricky Y

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