Marble Palace

The Marble Palace 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 Palace’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
Im Neuen Garten 10
D-14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Parkplätze:

An der Straße Am Neuen Garten, Besucherparkplatz am Schloss Cecilienhof.

Opening Hours

November – March

Valid 01.11.2017 - 31.03.2018
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday/ Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve (24.12.2017) closed

Christmas Day (25.12.2017) closed

Christmas Holiday (26.12.2017) 10:00 - 16:00

New Year's Eve (31.12.2017) closed

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

Can only be viewed with a guided tour.

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Single Ticket

Price: 6.00 € reduced: 5.00 €

Cecilienhof Palace / Marble Palace Combined Ticket

Valid for one day; May – October

Price: 8.00 € reduced: 6.00 €

sanssouci+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. (Not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for special exhibitions, although some exceptions may apply). On sale at all palace registers, at the visitor centers and online (plus 2 euros service charge).

Price: 19.00 € reduced: 14.00 €

sanssouci+ Family Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. (Not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for special exhibitionss although some exceptions apply.) Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger. On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.

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 Palace 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 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 €

Can only be viewed with a guided tour.

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

  • wheelchair access with assistance

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

Additional Offers

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English

Upcoming Events

Dining

In the surroundings you will find the following dining options

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

Café Cecilie in the Palace courtyard
Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pandoras Café
in the Orangery of the New Garden,
open during the summer season (July 1st - September 15th)
daily, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.