Under the rule of the Hohenzollern, numerous renaissance palaces were built between the 15th and the mid-17th centuries in the March of Brandenburg. However, many of them have not been preserved in their original designs, being later rebuilt or destroyed.
Well preserved, however, are the Saxonian renaissance palaces of Finsterwalde, Doberlug, Drehna and Senftenberg in the Niederlausitz, a region which was later transferred to Brandenburg.
In Berlin the Ribbeck-Haus, the Grunewald Hunting Palace and the Spandau citadel are well-preserved from this epoch.
Construction of the Berliner Schloss (palace) also began in this period. The palace, however, was torn down in the 1950s.