Berlin: Schloßtheater Charlottenburg

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Berlin
City: Berlin
Location: Charlottenburg, Spandauer Damm 22 (next to the Orangerie building)

Built 1787-1791 by Carl Gotthard Langhans for the Prussian king, Friedrich Wilhelm II. Curtain by Johann Christoph Kimpfel. Opened 3 July 1791 with Antonio Salieri's "Il Talismano". Ca. 700-800 seats. 1817 auditorium alterations. Closed 1881. Subsequently used as a furniture warehouse. Interior destroyed by bombs in 1943.

In the 1950s, exterior rebuilding to the original designs, interior reconstruction as a museum to completely altered plans. Since 1960, used by the "Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte" (that will move to the "Neues Museum" after restoration works there are finished).

[Berlin: Schlosstheater Charlottenburg] Stamp: "Carl Gotthard Langhans - 1732-1808 - Das Schloßtheater in Charlottenburg um 1790 - Deutsche Bundespost Berlin"
Reverse Text: short biography of C. G. Langhans; "Die Marke zeigt eine seiner Handzeichnunge zum Schloßtheater zu Charlottenburg" [the stamp shows one of Langhans's drawings for the Charlottenburg palace theatre]; "Die Karte zeigt den heutigen Zustand des Gebäudes, in em das Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte untergebracht ist" [the card shows the current state of the building housing the Prehistoric Museum]
Publisher: Hagenbach Maximumkarten
Type: Maximum Card with First Day Postmark (10 Nov 1982)
Size: Modern

[Berlin: Schlosstheater Charlottenburg] Stamp: "Carl Gotthard Langhans - 1732-1808 - Das Schloßtheater in Charlottenburg um 1790 - Deutsche Bundespost Berlin"
Reverse Text: short biography of C. G. Langhans
Publisher: Maxi-Phil
Type: Maximum Card with First Day Postmark (10 Nov 1982)
Size: Modern

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[Berlin: Schlosstheater Charlottenburg]


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