DiCamillo Tour of Neoclassical Berlin, 2016

Neoclassical Berlin

The divine Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), one of the chief European proponents of Neoclassicism, was the inspiration for this tour. This amazing man was not only one of the most prominent architects of 19th century Germany, but also a noted city planner, a designer of furniture and decorative arts, an interior decorator, a painter, and a designer of stage sets (his famous 1815 star-spangled set for the entrance of the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” is still a resource for modern productions of the opera). Our home during the tour was the five-star Regent Berlin, from whence we ventured out to the Alte Nationalgalerie, Schloss Charlottenburg, KPM – The Royal Porcelain Factory, the Altes Museum, the Gemäldegalerie, Sanssouci, and dinner on top of the Reichstag!

A Forum Fridericianum Bebelplatz

Forum Fridericianum | Photo licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

A Reichstag Berlin Sicherheit

The Reichstag | Photo used under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

A Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin

Neue Wache (New Guardhouse), Berlin | Photo by Beek100

Schloss Charlottenburg | This photo is in the public domain

Zierteller

KPM porcelain pâte-sur-pâte plate, circa 1900 | This photo is in the public domain

Stage set for Mozart's Magic Flute

Schinkel’s famous 1815 drawing of the stage set he designed for Mozart’s "The Magic Flute" | This image is in the public domain in the US

Schinkel Berlin Salon Interior

A Schinkel Design for a Berlin Salon | This image is in the public domain

A Knoblauchhaus Interior

The Knoblauchhaus Museum | ©Stadtmuseum Berlin

A Schloss Charlottenhof Park Sanssouci Potsdam

Schloss Charlottenhof | This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

A Sanssouci Detail

Schloss Sanssouci | This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Schloss Tegel Sammlung Duncker

Schloss Tegel in the 19th century | This image is in the public domain in the US