Carl-Gotthard-Langhans-Gesellschaft Berlin e.V. 

Carl Gotthard Langhans Society Berlin

Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732–1808), c.1780, Muzeum Narodowe we Wrocławiu


Carl Gotthard Langhans

Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732–1808) was a Prussian master builder and royal architect. He is the architect of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, a major German landmark. For many years Langhans was the head of the building authority of the Prussian province of Silesia (now Poland). He was later appointed first director of the royal building commission in Berlin. His churches, theatres, palaces, grand houses, interiors, and city gates in Silesia (now Poland), Berlin and elsewhere belong to the earliest examples of Neoclassical architecture in Germany. See some of his finest works. His son, Carl Ferdinand Langhans, also became a well-known architect, especially of theatres.


Who we are

The Carl-Gotthard-Langhans-Gesellschaft Berlin e.V. promotes the appraisal, preservation, maintenance, protection, scholarly investigation and public understanding of Carl Gotthard Langhans’ works.


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Our aims are to:

  • promote scholarly research and teaching about Langhanss life and works
  • initiate and host public activities
  • attain preservation, restoration and protection of his buildings and their environs
  • cooperate with institutions in Germany and abroad
  • name a street after Langhans and put up a memorial plaque in Berlin



The Carl-Gotthard-Langhans-Gesellschaft Berlin e.V. is a Berlin-based charitable organization.

Under German tax law, membership fees and donations to our society are tax deductible.



Membership fees start at 25 € per year, 100 € for institutional members, and 15 € for students / disabled / unemployed.

If you are interested in a membership, or wish to obtain further information, write to:




Would you like to make a donation to support our activities? Any amount, small or large, would be most welcome. Please refer to the bank account information below.


Bank account for membership fees or donations

Account holder: Carl-Gotthard-Langhans-Gesellschaft Berlin e. V.

Bank: Evangelische Bank eG

Bank’s address: Seidlerstrasse 6, 34117 Kassel, Germany

IBAN: DE09 5206 0410 0002 8402 94




Carl-Gotthard-Langhans-Gesellschaft Berlin e. V.
Fechnerstraße 24
10717 Berlin


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