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Olympisches Dorf

14624 Olympisches Dorf, Germany

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About Olympisches Dorf

The Olympics Dorf was built to house all participating athletes, officials, trainers, and other workers in the 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the XI Olympiad Games. It was held in Berlin, about 4000 people from 50 nationalities lived in this Olympic Village during the games.



Attractions near Olympisches Dorf

Belvedere Castle on the Pfingstberg13.51km from Olympisches Dorf

The Belvedere on the Pfingstberg is a large building north from the New Garden, Potsdam. It was built in 1863 as a viewing platform, on the summit of Pfingstberg hill.

Cecilienhof Palace13.68km from Olympisches Dorf

Cecilienhof Palace is located in Potsdam, Germany, built in 1917 in an English Tudor manor house's layout. Cecilienhof was the last palace established by the House of Hohenzollern that ruled the Prussia Kingdom and the German Empire until World War I. Cecilienhof Palace was the location of the Potsdam Conference in 1945, in which the leaders of the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States made important decisions affecting the shape of post World War II Europe and Asia.

New Garden14.12km from Olympisches Dorf

The New Garden is a park in Potsdam with 102.5 hectares located south-west Berlin, Germany. Starting in 1787, Frederick William II arranged to have a new garden in this location and later, and it came to be known by this rather prosaic name. The New Garden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. Cecilienhof Palace is located in the northern part of the New Garden.

Glienicke Bridge14.74km from Olympisches Dorf

The Glienicke Bridge stands across the Havel River in Germany, connecting Berlin with Potsdam. It is named after nearby Glienicke Palace. The current bridge, the fourth on the site, was completed in 1907. During the Cold War, this portion of the Havel River formed the border between West Berlin and East Germany. The bridge was used several times for the exchange of captured spies and thus became known as the Bridge of Spies.

Sanssouci Palace14.86km from Olympisches Dorf

Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. The palace's name emphasizes this; it is a French phrase (sans Souci), which translates as "without concerns", meaning "without worries" or "carefree", symbolizing that the palace was a place for relaxation rather than a seat of power.

New Palace15.07km from Olympisches Dorf

The New Palace is situated on the Sanssouci park's western side in Potsdam, Germany. It was built in 1769 and considered to be the last grand Prussian baroque palace. The palace was built in varying forms of Baroque architecture and decoration. The building of the palace commenced in 1763, at the end of the Seven Years' War, to celebrate Prussia’s success.

Where is Olympisches Dorf

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In late medieval and early modern times, Brandenburg was one of seven electoral states of the Holy Roman Empire, and, along with Prussia, formed the original core of the German Empire, the first unified German state.