Charlottenhof Villa

Prussian Arcadia

Storm Warning – Parks Closed

Due to the current storm warning, all gardens and parks will remain closed as a precautionary measure on Friday, 22.10.2021, until the official all-clear is given. This also applies to all palaces located in the parks. Only Charlottenburg Palace (Old Palace) in Berlin remains open.

We ask for your understanding that restrictions to visitor traffic cannot be ruled out for the next few days due to possible damage and clean-up work.

Information regarding SARS-CoV-2

This Palace must remain closed until further notice. The hours and service information on this page is currently not up to date.
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The historical gardens and parks are open.

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To the southwest of Sanssouci Palace lies the small Charlottenhof Villa, built in the Neoclassical style. It forms the architectural center point of the grounds that were added to Sanssouci Park beginning in 1826.

The crown prince, later King Frederick William IV, was given the Baroque country manor by his father as a Christmas present in 1825. He commissioned the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the landscape gardener Peter Joseph Lenné to redesign the estate. The result was the highpoint of their respective creative activity and a true synthesis of architecture and landscape.

The villa is steeped in the spirit of antiquity and influenced by the architecture of Roman villas in its simple formal vocabulary. Fascinated by the excavations in Pompeii and Herculaneum, Schinkel drew on wall decorations seen in the ancient houses of affluent citizens. This is also seen in the Biedermeier design of the interiors with their middle-class appearance and furnishings mostly designed by Schinkel. The rooms’ vibrant variety of materials and color is remarkable.

A lively interchange between the interior and the exterior space is conveyed through the semicircular bay on the northern side, the course of water that appears to flow from the fountains into the palace itself, the porticos, pergolas, terraces and the exedra. The famous blue-and-white striped corner room took this idea to the extreme. Replicating the interior of a tent.

Charlottenhof Villa and Park are rightly characterized as the heart of Prussian Arcadia.


Charlottenhof Palace
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 34a
14471 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Charlottenhof"

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Opening Hours

Summer Season | April to October
Valid: 01.04.2021 - 31.10.2021
Monday  - Sunday: closed
Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2021 - 31.03.2022
Monday  - Sunday: closed

Can be viewed with a guided tour.
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.

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

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Admission Prices

Single Ticket

incl. guided tour

Price : 6.00 reduced : 5.00

Charlottenhof Palace / Roman Baths Combined Ticket

Valid for one day; May – October

Price : 8.00 reduced : 6.00

Potsdam Family Tickets

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, except Sanssouci Palace. Not valid for the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, Sacrow House and Stern Hunting Lodge.
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger). On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.

Price : 25.00

Annual Pass for the Palaces

Valid for all SPSG palaces open to the public incl. special exhibitions, for one year after date of issue (except Sacrow House, Stern Hunting Lodge; in the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate). Including discounts in museum shops and selected restaurants. Non-transferable. On sale at all palace registers and visitor centers.

Price : 60.00 reduced : 40.00


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


    Unfortunately, the exhibition rooms are not accessible for wheelchair users.

    For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.

    Luggage storage

    Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.

    A limited number of lockers are available for smaller pieces of baggage (up to 35 x 35 x 50 cm).


    In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:

    Café Caroline
    at the Visitor Centre at the New Palace (South Gate Building / "Südtorgebäude")

    Café Repin
    near Picture Gallery and Sanssouci Palace

    Drachenhaus Restaurant & Cafe im Park Sanssouci
    between "Paradiesgarten" and Belvedere Klausberg

    Lottenhof / Bill's Kitchen
    near Charlottenhof Villa

    Mövenpick Zur Historischen Mühle
    near Sanssouci Palace


    360 degree panorama