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Rheinsberg Palace in Germany

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Rheinsberg Palace – castle-palace on the shores of Lake Grineriksee in Rheinsberg.

In the Middle Ages there was a Renaissance castle surrounded by a moat. The castle, built in 1566 by order of the Bredov family, suffered significant damage during the Thirty Years War. Having changed many owners, the castle was acquired in 1734 by the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm I, who donated the estate to his son, Crown Prince Friedrich. In 1736, he, together with his wife Elizabeth Christina, moved to the southern wing of the palace and began to restore the palace. In four years, under the guidance of architects Johann Kemmeter and Georg Knobelsdorf, the palace was restored to its original luster. One floor was also added, the east wing was lengthened by 25 meters. At the same time, Frederick, who ascended the throne, left the Rheinsberg Palace, and later presented it to his brother Heinrich of Prussia. Under him, reconstruction work was also carried out: in 1785-1786, two palace pavilions and a crypt in the form of a pyramid were built, where Heinrich was buried in 1802.

In the Rheinsberg Palace during the Second World War II, the art treasures taken out of Sanssouci were kept. Later it housed a clinic for diabetics, and today the palace is under the management of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg. The palace houses the Kurt Tucholsky Literary Museum, in whose works the palace appears. And on summer days, the annual Kammeroper opera festival is held here.

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