Germany stumps up €400m for Prussian palaces and parks; Catherine Hickley; The Art Newspaper


Germany – Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin

Funding will benefit Potsdam’s Sanssouci and Berlin’s Charlottenburg palaces.

The German government and the states of Berlin and Brandenburg pledged €400m for the renovation of Unesco world-heritage palaces and parks around Berlin and Potsdam in an agreement signed on 21 September.

The funding through to 2030 is destined for museum sites including the former royal palace at Charlottenburg in Berlin, Frederick the Great’s Sanssouci complex in Potsdam and the Cecilienhof palace, where Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin met to discuss how to partition Germany after the Second World War.

Hartmut Dorgerloh, the general director of the Foundation for Prussian Palaces and Parks, called the agreement “a milestone” in the organisation’s history. The funding will allow “the most serious damage to be repaired,” the foundation says.

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