01 December 2012

Putzing Around in Potsdam: Chinesisches Haus

After spending the morning in the northern part of Potsdam, I grabbed a quick lunch in the pedestrian center, and then I headed to Sanssouci Park. I already visited the Church of Peace. I then moved west and found the Chinese House.

This is a sparkling amazing pavilion that Frederick the Great built. It is sparkling because it just is golden. There's plenty of gold plating, and so the building just looks lavish and rococo. Personally, I would not want to live here, but it is definitely something that is great to take a picture of.

I don't have much to say about this building, so I'll just give you these photos. Enjoy.

I guess what this shows is that the concept of exotica has always been there. People back in the days were fascinated with the Orient, and this fascination has been reflected in the architecture. The same happens today. People like exotic places, exotic people, and so forth.

So there, these are some of my pictures of the Chinese House in Potsdam. There are two more places I have visited in Potsdam, so stay tuned!


  1. I was able to understand... well, guess the name of the place in German, yeah!

    Doesn't look very Chinese though! The colour red is missing, for instance. Strange.

    1. Zhu,

      I know. It's too golden, too rococo. It's pretty, but too lavish it sometimes makes me puke if I stare at it too long. :-)