Dampfmaschinenhaus - Steam Engine House (Mosque)
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Frederick William IV's False Mosque
Back in the 1840s, the "romantic" Frederick Wilhelm IV built a steam pump engine and disguised it in a building designed as a mosque. The steam pump engine was an engineering masterpiece of its time. It was used to pump water from the river into the fountains of Sanssouci. Once you see Sanssouci's intricate garden and fountain systems, you'll really appreciate the technical marvel behind the engine house. Inside the "mosque" you'll find an exhibition about the building's history. Address: Breite Straße 28 14467 Potsdam Phone: +49 (0)331 - 969 42 48 The Steam Pump House is open from May 15 through October 15: 10am–5pm, Saturday and Sundays only. Cost of entry is 2€.
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