Grunewald Hunting Lodge
Berlin's oldest hunting lodge
Grunewald Hunting Lodge – that conjures up the sound of the horn and the kill of wild game. Courtly hunting in the forests and lakes surrounding the picturesque Renaissance palace situated “in the green woods” had been a tradition since 1542. An enthusiastic hunter, Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, had a stronghold constructed for himself. Frederick I implemented representative Baroque expansions and smaller court buildings at the beginning of the 18th century. However, the palace was primarily characterized through extensive modernization work that was carried out from 1901-09 on the initiative of William II . The palace has been used as a museum building since 1932. The famous Cranach paintings from the SPSG’s collection have been on display in a permanent exhibition at Grunewald Hunting Lodge since October 2011. The second Mayn emphasis of the new permanent exhibition – on the ground floor of the building – is dedicated to the theme of “Courtly Hunting in Art.”
Treasures are hidden in Grunewald Hunting Lodge: Nearly 30 works by the painter Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553) and his son transport viewers back in time to the era of Martin Luther and the Reformation in Brandenburg. They display portraits of the Brandenburg sovereigns, while pointing out the virtues of a good ruler in a series of Exemplum (example) panels from the Berlin Palace. Other works enter into the worlds of ancient and biblical figures, clearly demonstrating the Passion of Christ.
The gallery with portraits of rulers of the Hohenzollern dynasty from the 16th to 19th centuries on the upper floor can be visited on special guided tours.
The most important types of hunting in Brandenburg-Prussia are presented in the Hunting Depot opposite the Grunewald Hunting Lodge.
Grunewald Hunting Lodge [Jagdschloss Grunewald]
Hüttenweg 100 (am Grunewaldsee)
How to get there
Stop "Königin-Luise-Str./Clayallee (Berlin)" + ca. 1200m Fußweg
Very limited parking (Hüttenweg / Parking Forsthaus Paulsborn).
Winter Season | November to March
|Monday - Friday:||closed|
|Saturday / Sunday:||10:00 - 16:00|
|Christmas Eve (24.12.2023)||closed|
|Christmas Day (25.12.2023)||closed|
|Christmas Holiday (26.12.2023)||10:00 - 16:00|
|New Year's Eve (31.12.2023)||closed|
|New Year's Day (01.01.2024)||11:00 - 16:00|
Summer Season | April to October
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 17:30|
Can be viewed with a guided tour
Guided tours: November / December
10:10 am / 11:20 am / 12:30 pm / 3 pm
Guided tours: January / February / March
10:20 am / 11:40 am / 1:20 pm / 3 pm (on 1 January the guided tour at 10:20 am is cancelled)
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
The Rulers' Portrait Gallery on the upper floor can only be visited as part of special guided tours.
Grunewald Hunting Lodge incl. Hunting Depot and Armory (Jagdzeugmagazin)
Valid for one day
Price : 6.00 reduced : 5.00
Grunewald Family Ticket
Incl. Grunewald Hunting Lodge and Hunting Depot and Armory (Jagdzeugmagazin), valid for one day for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger).
Price : 15.00
for annual ticket holders
Price : 0.00
Visitor Centre Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
Visitor Centre New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107
- conditionally barrier-free
The Hunting Lodge is not suitable for wheelchairs; however, the courtyard and the Hunting Storehouse are accessible to wheelchair users with assistance.
For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.
Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
Unfortunately, there are no facilities for storing larger pieces of luggage or similar baggage on the premises of this historical site. We appreciate your understanding.
Café und Ferienwohnung im Jagdschloss
Die Mosaik-Werkstätten für Behinderte gemeinnützige GmbH betreiben im Jagdschloss Grunewald ein Café und eine Ferienwohnung.
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