Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace

Prussia’s Magnificence in a Single Ensemble

Information regarding SARS-CoV-2

This palace/historic building is open for visitors from June 9, 2020 with exception of groups registrations which cannot be accepted until further notice.

Plan your visit: Tickets are available exclusively at the counters in each building, no tickets can be purchased online. During museums visits, all official health protection regulations apply (SARS-CoV-2 “Containment Regulations”). Please take note of on-site signs and markers as well as of instructions from staff in order to comply with the hygiene and distance regulations. The maximum number of visitors is limited. Disinfection options are available. Wearing protection over one’s mouth and nose (e.g. a mask) is mandatory. Click here to see which further Palaces are open.

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Charlottenburg Palace is – with the Old Palace and the New Wing – the largest and most significant palace complex in Berlin stemming from the former Brandenburg electors, Prussian kings and German emperors. It was among the favorite retreats of seven generations of Hohenzollern rulers, who repeatedly redesigned individual rooms with luxurious interior décor while also having sections of the gardens transformed into royal grandeur.

Today, the shifting tastes of the palace’s many residents and the changing requirements for ceremonial and private use can be traced from the Baroque period to the early 20th century. Following severe damage in World War II, the palace was largely rebuilt and refurnished. The former summer residence is now one of the most important attractions in the German capital.

The palace offers interiors and halls whose arrangements are faithful to the originals, impressive suites and exceptional art collections of outstanding masterpieces. The Porcelain Cabinet, the Palace Chapel ans the bedchamber of Frederick I are among the highlights of the magnificent Baroque parade apartments in the Old Palace that had been built in 1700 with its crowning towers. This construction of the central structure of the large palace complex was commissioned by the clever and art-loving Queen Sophia Charlotte and her husband Frederick I.

A compact guide to the palace gardens and their buildings may be ordered here.

Address

Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace [Altes Schloss]
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Schloss Charlottenburg (Berlin)"

vbb-online | Timetable information »

Parking

Paid parking spaces for cars and buses.

Opening Hours

Summer Season | April to October
Valid: 01.04.2020 - 31.10.2020
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices

Single Ticket Old Palace

Both guided tours and audio guides are available.

Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00

Single Ticket New Wing

Tickets are available exclusively at the counter in the building

Audio guides are available

Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00

Contact

Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30.3 20 91-0
SPSG | Visitor's Information
Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Mondays)

Visitor's Center at the New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Tuedays)
info@spsg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
gruppenservice@spsg.de
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

Luggage storage

Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
You can leave smaller baggage items at the coat check free of charge.

Impressions

Der Umbau der Sicherheits- und Serviceeinrichtung im Schloss Charlottenburg wurde von der Europäischen Union kofinanziert (Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung)
Investition in Ihre Zukunft!