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Fantastic Building

My wife and I were wandering around Potsdam when my eye was drawn to this building. It's situated... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Adrian D
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A subtle way to hide a boiler.

This mosque looks the part, but the contents are far from spiritual much more practical. The... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Peter S
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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Apr 11, 2019
“Unique building ”
Jun 27, 2018
“Pump house in a building designed to resemble a Mosque”
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A very unique building by the river. The building looks like a mosque but it houses a water pump to deliver the water to the palace. Very interesting place and not to be missed.
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This steam powered pump house was built from 1841-1843 to provide pressure for the fountains at Sanssouci Palace. Designed by the architect Ludwig Persius, the building along the banks of the River Havel resembles a Moslem Mosque complete with a minaret. The engineering
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My wife and I were wandering around Potsdam when my eye was drawn to this building. It's situated across the road from some Communist era East German flats which provide a nice contrast. The flats are actually brightly coloured and this makes them appear far less austere than
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This mosque looks the part, but the contents are far from spiritual much more practical. The outside tiles are not perfect.
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In these times of political uncertainty, it is interesting to get the story behind this unusual piece of history. As our guide said: Potsdam is the only city where you can travel around the world in minutes. And it doesn't feel like Disneyland!
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