Königs Wusterhausen Hunting Lodge & Garden
The Fall Residence of the Soldier King
Since he was a boy, King Frederick William I, Prussia’s “Soldier King,” had loved Wusterhausen. It was here that he planned and prepared for his reign, developed new ideas for a well-organized and economical administration, and started to assemble a sizable army, whose soldiers became known as the “Lange Kerls” (tall men).
Later, Frederick William I would spend August to November here with his family – the happiest of times for him – and made Königs Wusterhausen Hunting Lodge his fall residence. It was from here that he performed his sovereign duties and indulged his great passion for hunting. In the evenings, he would summon his famous “Tobacco Club” to discuss politics in a convivial setting peppered with bawdy jokes.
Today this predominantly 16th century building provides visitors with an authentic impression of the environment and artistic pursuits in Brandenburg-Prussia during the first half of the 18th century. Forty works of art painted by the king have their own special appeal.
Together with Charlottenburg, the grounds of Königs Wusterhausen Hunting Lodge represent the earliest examples of French Baroque gardens in the style of André Le Nôtre in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The fundamental Baroque structure of the garden has been fully restored and harmonizes with elements remaining from its design in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Königs Wusterhausen Palace
15711 Königs Wusterhausen
How to get there
Stop "Königs Wusterhausen, Schloß"
Very limited parking.
Summer Season | April to October
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 17:30|
Winter Season | November to March
|Monday - Friday:||closed|
|Saturday / Sunday:||10:00 - 16:00|
|Christmas Eve (24.12.2022)||closed|
|Christmas Day (25.12.2022)||closed|
|Christmas Holiday (26.12.2022)||10:00 - 16:00|
|New Year's Eve (31.12.2022)||closed|
|New Year's Day (01.01.2023)||11:00 - 16:00|
Can be viewed with a guided tour.
For organisational reasons, there may be waiting times. We ask for your understanding.
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
Tickets are available exclusively at the counter in the building
Price : 6.00 reduced : 5.00
Mark Brandenburg Palaces Family Ticket
Valid for a single visit to one of the Mark Brandenburg palaces: Caputh, Königs Wusterhausen, Oranienburg or Paretz (not valid for Rheinsberg Palace) on one day.
Valid 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 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
Königs Wusterhausen Palace
15711 Königs Wusterhausen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 3375.2 11 70-0
Fax: +49 (0) 3375.2 11 70-2
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107
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.
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).