The Amber Room discovered in Catherine Palace that draws many guests every year. Visitors not only come to appreciate the beautiful halls and the lavish decoration but also to wonder in a room decorated from top to bottom with amber.
The Amber Room was originally established at Charlottenburg Palace, home of Friedrich I, the first King of Prussia. Truly an international collaboration, the room was designed by German baroque sculptor Andreas Schlüter and constructed by the Danish amber craftsman Gottfried Wolfram.
This place was a gift to Peter the Great in 1716 celebrating peace between Russia and Prussia, but the room's fate became anything but peaceful: During World War II when the Nazis attached Russia the amber panels, which had been packed away in crates, disappeared.
Even though a replica of the room was built and completed in 2003, the contents of the original, dubbed "the Eighth Wonder of the World," have remained missing for decades. The current location of the Amber Room is unknown although there have been numerous theories over findings of amber vases or other suspected pieces of the decor.
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