Frontalansicht des Mausoleums im Schlossgarten Charlottenburg

Mausoleum CharlottenburgQueen Luise’s Temple for Eternity

Of particular interest is the mausoleum in the northwestern palace garden that King Frederick William III had built in the shape of an ancient temple for his wife Luise, who died young. It contains Christian Daniel Rauch’s tomb monument for the queen – a masterwork of 19th century German sculpture.

In 1810, immediately after the death of his beloved Luise, who was highly esteemed by the people, the king commissioned this structure to be built according to his own concepts and sketches. Its planning lay in the hands of the architect Heinrich Gentz; Karl Friedrich Schinkel participated in an advisory role.

When Frederick William III died in 1840, his successor, Frederick William IV, had the mausoleum structurally changed for the first time, under the direction of Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse. The attachment of a transept with an apse invoked a Christian reinterpretation. The building was enlarged again following the deaths of Emperor William I in 1888, and his wife Augusta in 1890, whose marble sarcophagus by Erdmann Encke has also been part of the mausoleum since 1894.

In a crypt beneath the memorial hall that is closed to the public are the tombs of Frederick William III’s second wife – Auguste von Harrach, Princess of Liegnitz – and Prince Albert, the youngest son of Luise and Frederick William III, as well as the heart of Frederick William IV, whose body is buried in Potsdam’s Friedenskirche (Church of Peace).

Mausoleum in Charlottenburg’s Palace Gardens
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin

April to October
Monday
closed
Tuesday  - Sunday:
10.00 AM — 05.30 PM
Works meeting (16.10.2024)
closed
November to March
Monday  - Sunday:
closed

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

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

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Single Ticket

Tickets are available on site at the vending machine and at the counter in the Old Palace and the New Wing

3 €, reduced 2 €
charlottenburg+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens incl. special exhibition on one day.

On sale at all palace registers, at the visitor centers and online. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.

Further information

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19 €, reduced 14 €
charlottenburg+ Family Ticket

Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger. Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens incl. special exhibition on one day. On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.

Further information

book your ticket
25 €
Free admission
for annual ticket holders

Tickets are available at the ticket machine at the Mausoleum.
ATTENTION: The machine only accepts coins, no notes; no exchange function.

Information on free admission and concessions

Mausoleum im Schlossgarten Charlottenburg
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin
Phone: 030.3 20 91-0
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

    Unfortunately, exhibition spaces are not wheelchair accessible.

    Unfortunately, for conservation reasons the use of baby carriages and strollers is not permitted in exhibition spaces.

    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.

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