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The reconstruction of historic buildings is always a subject of controversial and passionate debate, and not only in Berlin. For some, only the faithful restoration of what was there is an option, while others would like to see contemporary solutions incorporated into the process, and thirds reject any form of reconstruction.

Schloss Charlottenburg, Treppenhaus im Neuen Flügel
Schloss Charlottenburg, Treppenhaus im Neuen Flügel © Bildarchiv Foto Marburg / SPSG / Andreas Lechtape

This was also the case when the New Wing of Charlottenburg Palace was rebuilt and furnished from the 1950s onwards after the severe destruction of the Second World War. At that time, experts and the public had long discussions about whether the destroyed ceiling paintings should be reconstructed at all - and if so, whether they should be executed true to the original or in an abstract style. In the end, those responsible decided on a combination of preservation, reconstruction and new creation. The result is a palace building that combines various forms between rococo and reconstruction.

The guided tours present these different aspects of the reconstruction of the New Wing and the associated discussion approaches using selected examples in the festival halls and living quarters of Frederick the Great and would like to encourage the participants to form their own opinions.

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