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Berliner Stadtschloss in a 19th century painting
Berliner Stadtschloss in a 19th century painting
 Stadtschloss in the 1920's
Stadtschloss in the 1920's

The Berlin City Palace (German: Berliner Stadtschloss) was a palace in central Berlin, on Schlossplatz, next to Alexanderplatz. Image File history File links Berlin_Stadtschloss. ... Image File history File links Berlin_Stadtschloss. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3133x1956, 401 KB) Berlin, Stadtschloss Postkarte 1920er Jahre Source: Postcard 1920 File links The following pages link to this file: Berlin City Palace ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3133x1956, 401 KB) Berlin, Stadtschloss Postkarte 1920er Jahre Source: Postcard 1920 File links The following pages link to this file: Berlin City Palace ... The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Schlossplatz (in English, Palace Square) is a square in the centre of Berlin in Germany. ... Alexanderplatz from Fernsehturm Alexanderplatz is a large open square and public transport hub in central Berlin, near the Spree river and the Berliner Dom. ...

The City Palace was originally opened in 1443, and was the winter residence of the rulers of Brandenburg, then Prussia, and finally, the German Emperors. After the First World War, it was converted into a museum, and its innards were gutted during the Second World War. Events Albanians, under Skanderbeg, defeat the Turks John Hunyadi defeats Turks at the Battle of Nis Vlad II Dracul begins his second term as ruler of Wallachia, succeeding Basarab II. Births January 27 - Albert, Duke of Saxony (died 1500) February 23 - Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (died 1490) May 17 - Edmund... Surrounding but excluding the national capital Berlin, Brandenburg is one of Germanys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states). ... The Brandenburg-Prussian state was formed in 1618 when the Duchy of Prussia came under the control of the Elector of Brandenburg (part of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation). ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... Combatants Entente Powers Central Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties > 5 million military deaths > 3 million military deaths World War I, also known as the First World War and (before 1939) the Great War, the War of the Nations, War to End All Wars was a world conflict... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...

The socialist government of East Germany demolished the palace in 1950 as a symbol of "Prussian militarism", except for the balcony of portal IV where Karl Liebknecht declared the formation of a German freie sozialistische Republik (free socialist republic) that never came to existence. The socialists erected the Palast der Republik, a modern socialist realist building, on the foundations of the City Palace, and the square in front was renamed Marx-Engels-Platz. The portal survived as a part of the former State Council Building (Staatsratsgebäude) at the southern end of the place. The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ... National motto: none Official languages German Capital East Berlin Largest city East Berlin Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 106th 108,333 km² Negligible Creation -Unified 7 October 1949 3 October 1990 Currency East German mark Time zone  â€“ in summer CET (UTC+1) CEST (UTC+2) National anthem Auferstanden aus Ruinen Internet... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia, 1701-1918 The word Prussia (German: Preußen, Polish: Prusy, Lithuanian: PrÅ«sai, Latin: Borussia) has had various (often contradictory) meanings: The land of the Baltic Prussians (in what is now parts of southern Lithuania, the Kaliningrad exclave of Russia and... Militarism or militarist ideology is the doctrinal view of a society as being best served (or more efficient) when it is governed or guided by concepts embodied in the culture, doctrine, system, or people of the military. ... â–¶ (help· info) (August 13, 1871 - January 15, 1919) was a German socialist and a co-founder of the Spartacist League and the Communist Party of Germany. ... The Palast der Republik in 2003 The Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) is a building in Berlin, on the bank of the River Spree, and on Schlossplatz (called Marx-Engels-Platz from 1951 to 1994). ... Roses for Stalin, Boris Vladimirski, 1949 Socialist realism is a teleologically-oriented style of realistic art which has as its purpose the furtherance of the goals of socialism and communism. ... Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 Trier, Germany – March 14, 1883 London) was an influential philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary organizer of the International Workingmens Association. ... Friedrich Engels Friedrich Engels (November 28, 1820–August 5, 1895) was a 19th-century German political philosopher. ...

After German reunification, the name of the square was changed back to Schlossplatz, and the Palast was found to be unsafe due to asbestos. Despite vocal opposition from groups who claim that the Palast is itself historically important and should therefore be saved, in November 2003, the German parliament decided to demolish the Palast der Republik and reconstruct the City Palace. Work on demolishing the Palast begins in December, 2005 and the current situation (September 2005) on rebuilding, is that work should begin in 2009. German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung) took place on October 3, 1990, when the areas of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR, in English commonly called East Germany) were incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, in English commonly called West Germany). After the GDRs first free elections on 18... Fibrous asbestos on muscovite Asbestos Asbestos Asbestos (a misapplication of Latin: asbestos quicklime from Greek ἄσβεστος: a-, not; sbestos, extinguishable) describes any of a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals of the hydrous magnesium silicate variety. ...

The historic Neptunbrunnen fountain was originally located on the Schlossplatz in front of the Palace. Neptunbrunnen (Berlin) The Neptun Fountain in Berlin was built in 1891 and was designed by Reinhold Begas. ...

External link

  • Förderverein Berliner Schloss e.V. (Association for the Promotion of the Berlin City Palace)

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