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Palais Lichtenau

Address: Kurfürstenstraße 40, 14467 Potsdam
Construction period: built 1796/97
Architects: Michael Philipp Daniel Boumann, Carl Gotthard Langhans
Principal: Johann Friedrich Ritz, Chamberlain to King Frederick William II

Having risen from being an innkeeper's daughter to royal mistress and ennoblement, Countess Lichtenau aka Wilhelmine Enke was considered one of the king's most influential confidants and as such gained a lot of respect in all matters regarding art and style. However, the elegant building, which is located at the New Garden and was named after her, was never her home. This gem of early-classicistic German architecture was elaborately restored to its full beauty and since 2013 it has been home to Potsdam's renowned skin and laser centre. Owners Tanja and Axel Fischer have no intention of keeping the ballroom and its adjoining rooms, all of which were exquisitely restored in great detail to their original splendour, from the audience. So the rooms are frequently used as venues for concerts and cultural events.



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