Marble House

Early Classicism in Prussia

The Marble House is romantically situated on a terraced site directly on the lakeshore in the New Garden. King Frederick William II had the structure with its exterior accents of Silesian marble erected from 1787–93 as a summer residence. His architect Carl von Gontard thus created the first and only Prussian royal palace in the early Neoclassical style. The palace and garden served as a secluded retreat for the artistically inclined king, who had an enthusiasm for Rosicrucian ideas.

The New Garden’s distinctive atmosphere continues to enchant today’s visitors. The spacious grounds inspired by English gardens offer expansive views of the Havel landscape extending to Peacock Island and its palace. The garden’s many small, mystical architectural features, such as the pyramids, recall the former resident’s interests.

The Marble House’s interior decoration, designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans, among others, draws on design traditions founded in classical antiquity. Numerous marble fireplaces and ancient sculptures were acquired in Italy expressly for this palace. The interiors were also conceived to closely echo the pastoral setting, with, for example, the use of native woods to create exquisite intarsia and high-quality wooden floors. The choice décor was further enhanced with fine silk wall coverings and two grandfather clocks from the estate of Madame Pompadour, as well as an extensive collection of outstanding ceramic vases from the English Wedgwood manufactory.

The vestibule done entirely in polychrome marble, the grotto-style hall at the water’s edge, and the impressive concert hall represent the highlights of the palace’s Neoclassical rooms that are still largely preserved in the original.

Address

Marble Palace [Marmorpalais]
Im Neuen Garten 10
14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Birkenstr./Alleestr." + ca. 700m Fußweg

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Parking

Paid parking spaces for cars and buses near the palace.

Opening Hours

May to October
Valid: 01.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
November to March
Valid: 01.11.2024 - 31.03.2025
Monday  - Friday: closed
Saturday  / Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Christmas Eve (24.12.2024) closed
Christmas Day (25.12.2024) closed
Christmas Holiday (26.12.2024) 10:00 - 16:00
New Year's Eve (31.12.2024) closed
New Year's Day (01.01.2025) 11:00 - 16:00

Can only be viewed with a guided tour, last admission 30 minutes before closing.
For organisational reasons, there may be waiting times. We ask for your understanding.

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

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Admission Prices

Single Ticket

Price : 8.00 reduced : 6.00

Cecilienhof Country House / Marble House Combined Ticket

Valid for one day, May to October

Price : 14.00 reduced : 10.00

sanssouci+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day (not valid for Sacrow House and Stern Hunting Lodge; not valid for special exhibitions; in the Belvedere Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate).

Sold at all palace registers, in the visitor centres and online. A fixed admission time slot at Sanssouci Palace is included with purchase, and a guided tour time must be booked for the New Palace. Guided tours for the New Palace can only be booked on a daily basis at the visitor centres.

Further information

Price : 22.00 reduced : 17.00

sanssouci+ Family Ticket

Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children.

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day (not valid for Sacrow House and Stern Hunting Lodge, not valid for special exhibitions), in the Belvedere Pfingstberg ticket owners are granted the reduced rate.

Sold at all palace registers, in the visitor centres and online. A fixed admission time slot at Sanssouci Palace is included with purchase, and a guided tour time must be booked for the New Palace. Guided tours for the New Palace can only be booked on a daily basis at the visitor centres.

Further information

Price : 49.00

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

Free admission
for annual ticket holders

Price : 0.00

Information on free admission and concessions

Equipment

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English

Contact

SPSG | Visitor Information
Visitor Centre Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
Closed Mondays

Visitor Centre New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
14469 Potsdam
Closed Tuedays
info@spsg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
gruppenservice@spsg.de
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

Accessibility

  • conditionally barrier-free

The ground floor can be visited with a wheelchair; a lifting platform provides access to the entrance to the palace.
A wheelchair is available in the palace.

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 pieces of baggage (up to 30 x 45 x 90 cm).

Dining

In the surroundings you will find the following dining options

Café Cecilie
in the Palace courtyard

Meierei im Neuen Garten
Brewery & Inn directly on the shores of Jungfernsee

Café Midi
in the 'Treffpunkt Freizeit'

Coffee-Bike
in the Orangery in theNew Garden

Impressions

360 degree panorama

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