RS PGI Cikini Office: The Replica of Callenberg Castle

This house is replicas of the Callenberg Palace in Germany and located at Jl. Raden Saleh No 40 Cikini, Central Jakarta. It is known as the the home of the famous Indonesian painter, Raden Saleh (Huis van Raden Saleh). The building is located at PGI Cikini Hospital and now the building serves as an office of the Head of PGI Cikini Hospital. After studying for 10 years in the Netherlands, Raden Saleh went to visit Germany. In Germany, he was interested with the Callenberg Palace. Until 1945, the palace was the summer residence of the Dukes of Coburg, which is part of the Dynasty of Saxe-Coburg and Saxe-Gotha, one of the influential dynasties in Europe. When he was returned to Indonesia, Raden Saleh built a residence with duplicating the Callenberg Palace. In addition to building of his house, he also built Cikini Zoo (now the Taman Ismail Marzuki). A traveler from the United States, Albert S Bichmore, reported,” There is no native rulers throughout the archipelago which has a castle as powerful as Raden Saleh. Since this building is a hospital office, you can not take picture inside the building without permission.

How to get here (see the route map)

From Tanah Abang go to platform 3/5 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai, change your route and go to platform 3 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Cikini Station. Take a 12 minute walks to the northwest

From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai, change your route and go to platform 3 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Cikini Station. Take a 12 minute walks to the northwest

From Juanda go to platform 2 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Manggarai and stop at Cikini Station and take a 12 minutes walk to the northwest

From Gondangdia go to platform 2 and take the Red Line or Blue Line heading to Manggarai and stop at Cikini Station and take a 12 minutes walk to the northwest

see the link map or the map below

Callenberg Cikini Map

Reference

http://ramadhan.republika.co.id/berita/senggang/abah-alwi/09/11/21/90808-cikini-rumah-rd-saleh-jadi-tim-dan-rs-dgi

http://alwishahab.wordpress.com/2007/10/02/istana-callenberg-di-cikini/

http://www.burgenstrasse.de/showpage.php?SiteID=20&lang=2&sel=u&sid=26

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