Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace

Prussia’s Magnificence in a Single Ensemble

Information regarding SARS-CoV-2

This palace is open.
A visit is currently only possible for individual visitors; group tours will be offered again starting 1 September 2021.

All official health protection regulations (SARS-CoV-2 containment regulation) apply to your visit to the museum, please observe the hygiene and safety provisions.

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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.


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 »


Paid parking spaces for cars and buses.

Opening Hours

Summer Season | April to October
Valid: 01.04.2021 - 31.10.2021
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2021 - 31.03.2022
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30

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

Audio guides are available

Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00

charlottenburg+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens on one day. (Not valid for special exhibitions; some exceptions apply.)
On sale at all participating palace registers, at the visitor centers and online. When purchasing online tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.

Price : 17.00 reduced : 13.00

charlottenburg+ Family Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens ** on one day. Not valid for special exhibitions; some exceptions apply.
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger.
On sale at participating palace registers and at the visitor centers.

Price : 25.00


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)
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

App / Multimediaguide

The app "Charlottenburg SPSG" offers multimedia tours through the Old Palace and the New Wing. Also included are tours of the current special exhibition (mostly German/English). Available free of charge in the App Store or Google Play.

Available in the following languages:

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Chinese

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.


360 degree panorama

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