Marble House

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

vbb-online | Timetable information »

Parking

Paid parking spaces for cars and buses near the palace.

Opening Hours

Summer Season | May to October
Valid: 01.05.2022 - 31.10.2022
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023
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, 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.

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices

Single Ticket

Tickets are available exclusively at the counter in the building

Price : 6.00 reduced : 5.00

Cecilienhof Country House / Marble House Combined Ticket

Valid for one day; May – 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.

Further information

Price : 19.00 reduced : 14.00

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.

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

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

Equipment

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English

Contact

SPSG | Visitor's Information
Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Mondays)

Visitor's Center at the 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

    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'

    We recommend wearing a mask throughout your visit.

    Impressions

    360 degree panorama

    Video