Schinkel, Karl Friedrich

BORN 13 Mar 1781, Neu-Ruppin - DIED 9 Oct 1841, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof (CAL (Ehrengrab, 5. Weg li., li. S.))

Karl Friedrich Schinkel was educated as an architect by Friedrich Gilly, as one of the first students of the new Berlin Bauakademie. In 1803 he travelled to Italy, visiting Vienna and Prague. After his return he mainly worked as a landscape painter.

Among his works were the Neue Wache (Berlin, 1817-1818), the Schauspielhaus am Gendarmenmarkt (Berlin, 1818-1824), the Altes Museum (1824-1830), the Friedrich-Werdersche Kirche at the Werderschen Markt (1825-1828), Schloß Babelsberg (Potsdam, 1832-1835) and the Nikolaikorche (Potsdam, 1830-1837). In 1834 he developed plans to build a royal castle on the Acropolis in Athens.

He also planned the mausoleum for queen Louise (Charlottenburg, Berlin) and was the creator of the grave monuments for Holtzendorff and Scharnhorst. Among his students were Stüler and Schadow.

Related persons
• designed grave monument of Ancillon, Friedrich
• has a connection with Blechen, Karl
• was teacher to Hansen, Theofil Eduard, Freiherr von
• made a sculpture of Louise von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, königin von Preussen
• was teacher to Strack, Johann Heinrich
• was teacher to Stüler, Friedrich August

Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Baedeker Berlin, Baedeker Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994
Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Architekt im Berlin Humboldts


The grave of Karl Friedrich Schinkel at the Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof, Berlijn.
Picture by Androom (19-08-1996)


The grave monument of G.J.D. von Scharnhorst at the Invalidenfriedhof in Berlin. It was designed by K.F. Schinkel, C.D. Rauch and F. Tieck.
Picture by Androom (19-08-1996)


Schlagintweit, Adolf

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 1 Jun 2015