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Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria

The Church of Peace in Potsdam

The Church of Peace (Friedenskirche) is located on the palace grounds of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. It was built on the orders of King Frederick William IV of Prussia. He and his wife Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria are buried in the church itself while a mausoleum to the side houses the remains of Emperor Frederick [read more]

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Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria

Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria & Stolzenfels Castle

The original Stolzenfels castle in Koblenz in Germany was built in the 13th century but it was destroyed by the French in 1689. The ruins of the castle were gifted to the future Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1823 and he had it rebuilt in the current gothic style. Inauguration of the Gothic chapel occurred [read more]

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Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

Park Sanssouci – Without sorrow

Sanssouci Park is a great park with many buildings. Most were built in the 18th century and were expanded in the 19th. Sanssouci Palace is its main focus, but it houses many more amazing buildings. Above is the New Palace. Currently, under construction (of course!), it was built by Frederick the Great from 1763. It [read more]