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Schloss Sanssouci (Sanssouci Palace) in Potsdam belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites © TMB/ Boldt

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Classicism

Classicism in architecture places emphasis on symmetry, proportion, geometry and the regularity of parts as they are demonstrated in the architecture of antiquity. Classicism arrived in Germany in the second half of the 18th century, important examples are the "Kurfürstliches Schloss" (Elector's Palace) and the "Festung Ehrenbreitstein" (Ehrenbreitstein Fortress) in Koblenz.

 

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