||Visitng the Catherine Palace, you'll also see the famous
Amber Room. There are hardly words, to describe the stunning beauty of
this incredible work of art. The most elaborate designs, made from different
kinds of amber, reflect the light in all possible hues and give the room
a golden glow.
The original Amber Room was ordered by Prussian king Friedrich I for
his Palace at Charlottenburg. It was designed by German baroque sculptor
Andreas Schlüter and constructed by the Danish amber craftsman Gottfried
In 1716 his son, Friedrich Wilhelm I, gave it to Tsar Peter the
Great of Russia, for an alliance against Sweden and some tall soldiers
for his army.