Carl Gotthard Langhans
Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732–1808) was a German master builder and Royal architect. He is the architect of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, national symbol of today’s Germany and its unification in 1989/90. For many years Langhans was the head of the building authority for the Prussian province of Silesia (now Poland). He was later appointed first director of the Royal building commission in Berlin. His churches, palaces, grand houses, interiors, city gates and theatres 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.
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.
Our aims are to:
The Carl-Gotthard-Langhans-Gesellschaft Berlin e.V. is an officially recognized non-profit organization (in German: gemeinnütziger Verein) based in Berlin.
Therefore, 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.
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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.