DeutschFrançaisItaliano
English » Attractions & Sights

Bellevue Palace

Bellevue Palace on the banks of the Spree in Berlin-Tiergarten is the official residence of the Federal President of Germany.

The immaculately-looking white neoclassical palace on the Spreeweg, just off the Tiergarten's northwestern corner is the official residence of the German Federal President – Bundespräsident.

History of Bellevue Palace

The palace was erected in 1786 as a private residence for Frederick the Great's youngest brother Prince Ferdinand of Prussia. It was designed by architect Philipp Daniel Boumann as a three-winged palace ideally situated on the Tiergarten hunting grounds. Over the centuries it became a school under Emperor Wilhelm II (1888 – 1918) – the last German Kaiser – and a Reich guesthouse in 1939. The round arched windows of the side wings were converted from the original side entrances. The present building is the 1959 reconstructed version and only one room - the Oval Saal (Oval Office) from Carl Gotthard Langhans - is original.

Office of the Federal President

The President's offices are located in the new building, the Bundespräsidialamt (Office of the Federal President), south of the Palace, a contrasting glass and black granite edifice under heavy guard.

Bellevue Palace Information

Address: Bellevue Palace
Spreeweg 1
10557 Berlin
Architect: Philipp Daniel Boumann
Style: neoclassicism

Public transportation

Bus
Brandenburg Tor

Attractions & Sights

Berlin’s top attractions, palaces and monuments with address, photos, public transport details and more »
Source: Berlin.de | All texts, photographs and graphics on this site are protected by copyright. They may not be copied, reproduced, translated or used otherwise.
Last edited: 19. November 2015
(Bilder: dpa; Accorhotels 2012; VisitBerlin; BerlinOnline/argus/flashpics/fotolia.com; Antje Kraschinski)

Over 27 Accor hotels in Berlin

Accor Hotels in Berlin
Accor welcomes you to over 27 modern and unique hotels in Berlin. Enjoy the special ambience and hospitality for a small price e.g. at Mercure, Novotel, ibis... more »

Find Hotels in Berlin

Hotel in Berlin
Find and book your ideal hotel in Berlin more »

Bed & Breakfast in Berlin

Symbolbild Pensionen
Search and book affordable and centrally located pensions in Berlin more »

The Berlin tourist pass

Berlin Welcome Card - VisitBerlin
Explore Berlin and take advantage of the Berlin WelcomeCard! Unlimited travel and savings of up to 50%. more »

Events & Festivals in Berlin

Classic Open Air in Berlin
Events and festivals in Berlin: Highlights of the Berlin culture programme, tips for theater, opera, concerts, movies, trade fairs and more »

Attractions & Sights

Brandenburg Tor
Berlin’s top attractions, palaces and monuments with address, photos, public transport details and more »

Ticket Search in English

Tickets
Find & buy tickets online for concerts, events and more »

Berlin Photo Galleries in German

Berlin
Pictures of sights, monuments, places of interest and more »