A Orangerie was the building of predecessors of the new chambers. It was established starting from 1745 after plans George Wenzeslaus of Knobelsdorffs, and accommodated during the winter months the Kübelpflanzen of the terraces of the lock. Ramps, over those the heavy containers out and/or. were driven, remind this very day of the original use of the building.
The substantial components at the external's building remained, like the size of the elongated, single-storey building and the french windows handing up to the soil. The most remarkable change was putting a dome on on the center section. Thus an equality with the architecture of the picture gallery was created, so that both buildings confound each other to see similar.
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the new chambers inside
the actual change took place above all on the inside. It sieve guest accomodation and two festival rooms created. The late style friderizianischen Rococo found here again its grandiosen high point, although the classicism determined the time taste already to a large extent.
The guest areas were decorated picture or Intarsienkabinette, whose precious Intarsien from native woods decorate the walls from the cover to the soil differently as lacquer.
To the painting equipment of the guest rooms belong opinions from potsdam, which were given the arrangement of the city under Friedrich to the large one to document and particularly for the guesthouse by the king in order.
in the center of the building under the dome, lies the largest area, the Jaspissaal.
The walls of the festival room are splendourful decorated with red Jaspis, a half jewel and grey schlesischen marble. The same colors appear in the organization of the floor. The cover picture “Venus with their attendants “sketched 1774 Johann Christoph freshness.
the second large festival room in the eastern part of the new chambers is equipped the Ovidgalerie, after model of French mirror halls.
On long side nearly a mirror reaching up to the cover, opposite them on the garden side high french windows.
Friedrich II. gilded reliefs of the antique Gods as wall decoration, which the Roman poet Ovid in its “metamorphosis “besungen had, wished dear shanks. The rich ornamental art of the hall originates from the workshop of the sculptor brothers Johann David Räntz and Johann Lorentz William Räntz originating from Bayreuth.
- Gert Streidt, Klaus Frahm: Potsdam. The locks and gardens of the Hohenzollern, Könemann publishing house company ltd., Cologne 1996 ISBN of 3-89508-238-4
coordinates: 52°24 ′ 13 ″ N 13°2 ′ 8 ″ O