The Chinese House is a garden pavilion in the park of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam. The Tea House was designed by garden architect Johann Gottfried Büring and finished in 1764. That was a time when all things Chinese were absolutely en vogue.
The style is called Chinoiserie, a mix of rococo elements and Chinese architecture. Or to be more correct, what they thought was Chinese. If you look at the statues closely, the faces look rather European. The gilded sandstone sculptures of the Chinese House are quite something.
What do you think? Is this art or kitsch?
When you visit Berlin and you have more than just a few nights, I highly recommend a trip to Potsdam. It offers a variety of castles and beautiful architecture as well as the famous movie park.
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