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Lindstedt Palace, together with the adjoining garden, is another architectural decoration of the city of Potsdam. The building, executed in the late classical style, can be seen by Lintstadter highway, if you drive 800 meters northwest of the New Palace. The palace is protected by the state and is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Back in 1828, the territory of the estate was bought by King Frederick William III from the owners – family Lindtshedt, whose name the palace bears to this day. The estate was used for breeding carp and was dotted with ponds.
Later, Friedrich Wilhelm IV wanted to create a palace for himself, where he could calmly and quietly spend the last years of his life. Building, according to the then general fashion, it should have looked like an antique villa. Construction began in 1858 and ended in 1860. Whether Friedrich Wilhelm IV managed to live there remains a mystery. But the finishing touches for the construction of the palace were already made by his heir Wilhelm I.
Lindstedt Palace comprises the main building, a tower with a belvedere, and an extension that looks like a temple with a high staircase leading to it. A long colonnade connects the building with the highway. The project was carried out by four architects, including the famous Ludwig Persius and Friedrich August Stuler, however it is believed that they failed to combine the building elements into a proper harmonious architectural ensemble.
Peter Josef Lenne took over the creation of a garden around the palace with excellent landscape views and a good view of Lindstedt itself. By the way, the latter was built on a small hill, which allows you to see the palace from afar.
Towards the end of the 19th century, the building of the palace was rented by government officials. During the reign of King William II, there was a quarantine zone for cholera and tuberculosis epidemics. The chief of the general staff Erich von Falkenhain lived and died here, and the lease of the premises passed to his heirs, who lived in the palace until 1944.
Since the 50s of the XX century, as the premises of the botanical institute of the Potsdam Higher Pedagogical School, and since the 80s — Institute of Forensic Medicine. Since 1996, the palace has been protected by the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg. Another interesting fact related to this building is the filming in the first part of the popular movie Resident Evil.
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Topic: Lindstedt Palace in Austria, Potsdam spa.