Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace

Prussia’s Magnificence in a Single Ensemble

Charlottenburg Palace is 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
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin

How to get there


Very limited parking, max. approximately 80 vehicles (paid parking at a public lot).

Opening Hours

Winter Season

Valid 01.11.2018 - 31.03.2019
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30

Christmas Eve (24.12.2018) closed

Christmas Day (25.12.2018) closed

Christmas Holiday (26.12.2018) 10:00 - 16:30

New Year's Eve (31.12.2018) 10:00 - 14:00

New Year's Day (01.01.2019) 11:00 - 16:30

Summer Season

Valid 01.04.2019 - 31.10.2019
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 / Group Offers

Single Ticket Old Palace

Both guided tours and audio guides are available.

[from 1.1.2019: 12.00 € / reduced 8.00 €]

Price: 10.00 € reduced: 7.00 €

Single Ticket New Wing

Audio guides are available.

[from 1.11.2019: 12.00 € / reduced 8.00 €]

Price: 10.00 € reduced: 7.00 €

Ticket charlottenburg+

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 (plus 2 euros service charge) a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.

[from 1.11.2019: 19.00 € / reduced 14.00 €]

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 €

Photo Permit for the Palaces

Valid for one day for all palaces.
Only for private use. Not for publication.
No flash, no tripods.

Price: 3.00 €

Contact & Booking

SPSG | Visitor's Information
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Group Service
Please use our contact form for booking requests »
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-222
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 94-107
Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0) 30.3 20 91-0


  • wheelchair access with assistance

Additional Offers

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide French
  • Audio Guide Italian
  • Audio Guide Spanish
  • Audio Guide Polish
  • Audio Guide Russian
  • Audio Guide Japanese

Upcoming Events

Group Offers

Our group offers you can find here

Further practical tips for your visit

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.

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