Glienicke Palace

Reverence to Antiquity

Upon returning to Berlin from his first trip to Italy in 1823, 21-year-old Prince Carl of Prussia resolved to realize his dream of creating an Italian villa in Mediterranean-inspired landscape in the middle of “sandy Brandenburg.“

The Glienicke manor estate with its soft meadows sloping gently down to the Havel river between tree-covered hills suited the prince’s taste. Although the pleasure ground had been created by the landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné for the previous owner, Karl August von Hardenberg, it was only under Prince Carl that this royal estate acquired its present appearance.

Following the designs of architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the Glienicke property was developed “in the style of antiquity,” with Glienicke Palace, the Casino, and the “Great” and “Small Curiosities” receiving Neoclassical designs. The perfectly proportioned buildings and range of classical masterpieces amassed by Prince Carl, a passionate collector, characterize the Mediterranean nature of this summer residence to this day.

Visitors enter the palace via a pergola clad in passion flower and Dutchman’s pipe, whose walls are decorated with numerous marble fragments from classical sculptures and sarcophagi.

The living quarters on the upper floor also bear Schinkel’s unmistakable hallmark. At the center is the Red Hall, which is adjoined by a green salon, turquoise bedroom, the Marble Room and a library in deep blue. The vibrant wall colors enhance the gilded picture frames and sparkling chandeliers, accented by the marble fireplaces and noble furnishings.

The palace’s west wing houses the Hofgärtner Museum, which is dedicated to the life and work of the court gardener and is the only of its kind in Europe. Exhibits spanning three centuries document the broad range of theoretical knowledge and practical skills practiced by this profession.

Concerts are held regularly at the palace.

Address

Glienicke Palace
Königstraße 36
D-14109 Berlin

How to get there

Opening Hours

November / December

Valid 01.11.2017 - 31.12.2017
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday/ Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Christmas Eve (24.12.2017) closed

Christmas Day (25.12.2017) closed

Christmas Holiday (26.12.2017) 10:00 - 17:00

New Year's Eve (31.12.2017) closed

January / February

Valid 01.01.2018 - 28.02.2018
Monday - Sunday: closed

March

Valid 01.03.2018 - 31.03.2018
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday/ Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

April – October

Valid 01.04.2017 - 31.10.2018
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

Can only be viewed with a guided tour.

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Single Ticket

Price: 6.00 € reduced: 5.00 €

Glienicke Family Ticket

Valid for one day for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger).

Price: 12.00 €

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 Palace, 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 €

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
info(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Group Service
Postfach 60 14 62
14414 Potsdam, Germany
gruppenservice(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-222
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 94-107

Accessibility

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.

Dining

In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:

Lutter & Wegner Schloss Glienicke Restaurant Remise & Weinhandlung