This beautiful match box combines sentimentality and utility. Keep this as a souvenir of the rich, wonderful history of the Prussian era. The matchbox features two historical palaces located in Potsdam. The front motif of the box features the Sanssouci Palace. Nestled within the Sanssouci Park, this charming palace was once King Frederick II of Prussia's summer residence. It was where he unwound from the stress of his executive duties and gave time for the arts and philosophy. It is located in Potsdam, Germany. The palace and its surrounding trees, vegetation and waterworks encompass the Sanssouci Park. The terraces that the Palace overlooks were designed and built to satisfy Frederick II's ambition of cultivating figs, plums and wine. At present, the Sanssouci Park is often used as a stunning backdrop to concerts and other festivals.
The second palace that is featured on this nifty souvenir is the Charlottenburg Palace, which is the largest and most important castle complex of the former Brandenburg electors, Prussian kings and German emperors in Berlin. It was one of the favorite locations of Hohenzollern family, who changed the individual bedchambers and garden to fit their tastes within the course of 200 years and leading up to the magnificent castle and park that it is today. Prussian monarch Frederick I (he was Frederick III of the house of Hohenzollern) commissioned the palace in 1699 as a summer palace for him and his wife, the first Queen Consort, Sophie Charlotte. This regal estate, the largest palace in Berlin, is framed by a baroque-style garden and impressive architecture such as a mausoleum, a belvedere, a pavilion, and a theatre. As one of the famous landmarks in Potsdam, this palace is visited by thousands of tourists and locals alike each year.
- Packaging dimensions: 6.5 x 11 cm
- Front motif: Sanssouci Palace
- Back motif: Charlottenburg Palace
- box with ca. 45 matchsticks
- Matches 10 cm
- Designs are custom made
- Made in Germany