"Steam engine house" at the Havel bay

Potsdamer Moschee - das Dampfmaschinenhaus / A fake mosque - the building houses a steam engine

The steam engine house pumps the water for the fountains in Sanssouci from the Havel river into the park. It was build in fashion of a muslim mosque and is not only a technological monument, but also a real architectural gem. And it is a perfect example how the kings of Prussia ordered necessary buildings to be ornamented with a splendid facade to fit into their city of residence.

Highlight: The pumps inside.

Where is it?

At the Havel bay near Breite Straße