The Silver Vault

Tableware for Royal Dining and Opulent Snuffboxes in Frederick the Great's New Wing

An exceptional presentation at Charlottenburg Palace displays rare pieces from the Hohenzollern silver collection, and Frederick the Great’s renowned snuffboxes. Together with the royal apartments and their art treasures, nearly 600 precious objects offer insights into additional facets of Prussian court culture, while allowing visitors to enter the glittering world of the royal household.

The Silver Vault

The selection of historical tableware made of gold, silver, and porcelain, unrivaled in its extent and cultural-historical importance, was formerly kept in the Silver Vault.

The new exhibit presents the tableware both as finely set table arrangements or shown on decorative buffets. Around one hundred royal dinner services have been preserved, some in their entirety, delighting visitors with their richness of color and form. The composition and designs of the services reflect the prevailing taste, the particular culinary preferences, and the ceremonial customs of the courtly table between the periods of the Baroque and Historicism.

Frederick the Great’s Snuffboxes

Frederick the Great’s snuffboxes, made of semi-precious stones, mounted in gold, and set with diamonds, represent valuable items of an entirely different kind. The king, who otherwise shunned the court’s traditional luxury, owned an exquisite collection of valuable snuffboxes, which he always liked to have close at hand. Eight of these very beautifully designed precious objects are on display in the permanent exhibition, The Silver Vault.

Permanent exhibition

Address

Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin

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How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Schloss Charlottenburg (Berlin)"

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Parking

Paid parking spaces for cars and buses.

Opening Hours

November to March
Valid: 01.11.2023 - 31.03.2024
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30
April to October
Valid: 01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Works meeting (10.04.2024) closed
Works meeting (16.10.2024) closed

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.

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Admission Prices

Single Ticket Old Palace

Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00

Single Ticket New Wing

Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00

charlottenburg+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens incl. special exhibition on one day.

On sale at all palace registers, at the visitor centers and online. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.

Further information

Price : 19.00 reduced : 14.00

charlottenburg+ Family Ticket

Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger. Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens incl. special exhibition on one day. On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.

Further information

Price : 25.00

Free admission
for annual ticket holders

Further information (in German)

Price : 0.00

Information on free admission and concessions

Accessibility

  • conditionally barrier-free

App

The "SANSSOUCI" app is your portal and digital guide through the palaces and parks and is available free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.

The following language versions are available for Charlottenburg Palace:

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

We recommend downloading the app from home before your visit.

Contact

SPSG | Visitor Information
Visitor Centre Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
Closed Mondays

Visitor Centre New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
14469 Potsdam
Closed Tuedays
info@spsg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200

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