Berlin Sights


  • Breitestr. 28 Map It
  • Potsdam
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 04/23/2016

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Friedrich Wilhelm IV modeled this building after a Turkish mosque, complete with a minaret, to serve as the palace waterworks building. About a ten-minute walk from Neuer Markt, the Dampfmaschinenhaus used a steam engine to transport water to a large fountain at the center of Sanssouci Park, about half a mile away. Although that fountain is now served by a modern pump system, this beautiful piece of architecture is still worth a visit for its intricate, Islamic-inspired designs decorating both interior and exterior.

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Breitestr. 28, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

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  • €3
  • May–Oct., weekends 10–6

Published 04/23/2016


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