Oranienburg Palace Museum

The Most Beautiful Prussian Palace from around 1700

Oranienburg Palace is one of the most significant Baroque buildings in the Mark Brandenburg, and a symbol of the Electorate of Brandenburg’s regal ascent.

The palace dates back to a rural mansion built as of 1651 for the Great Elector’s wife, Louise Henriette, who was born Princess of Orange-Nassau and also gave the locality of Oranienburg its name.

King Frederick I had the palace expanded and magnificently furnished in memory of his mother Louise Henriette at the end of the 17th century. By 1700, this palace was considered the most beautiful of all Prussian residences. Under Prince Augustus William of Prussia, one of Frederick the Great’s brothers, the palace and garden experienced another golden age during the middle of the 18th century.

After having undergone a variety of uses, the Oranienburg Palace Museum now houses a collection of masterful works of art, among which is the magnificent etagère, or display stand for porcelain, in the Porcelain Chamber. Also outstanding are pieces of seating furniture made of ivory, a series of tapestries (made by the manufactory of Pierre Mercier in Berlin) extolling the heroic deeds of the Great Elector, sculptures by François Dieussart, and works of art by the sculptor Bartholomeus Eggers.

The extraordinary collection of paintings includes masterpieces by the great Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck. Another splendid highlight is the Silver Vault, where select items of royal ornamental silver are on display.

Address

Oranienburg Palace Museum
Schlossplatz 1
D-16515 Oranienburg

How to get there

Opening Hours

Winter Season

Valid 01.11.2018 - 31.03.2019
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve (24.12.2018) closed

Christmas Day (25.12.2018) closed

Christmas Holiday (26.12.2018) 10:00 - 16:00

New Year's Eve (31.12.2018) closed

New Year's Day (01.01.2019) 11:00 - 16:00

Summer Season

Valid 01.04.2019 - 31.10.2019
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

Summer season: tuesday-friday: Can only be viewed with a guided tour / on the weekend: Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Winter season: Can only be viewed with a guided tour.

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Single Ticket

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 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 €

Discount Oranienburg Palace and Palace Park
On presenting your admission ticket for the Palace Park (3.00 €), you will receive a discount for the Palace Museums (5.00 €); on presenting your admission ticket for the Palace Museums (6.00 €), there is likewise a discount for admission into the Palace Park (1.50 €)

Contact & Booking

Berit Gloede

Managing Director
Oranienburg Palace Museum
Schlossplatz 1
16515 Oranienburg, Germany
schlossmuseum-oranienburg(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 3301.53 7-437
Fax: +49 (0) 3301.53 7-439
SPSG | Group Service
Please use our contact form for booking requests »
gruppenservice(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-222
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 94-107

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access with assistance

There is an elevator in the Palace Museum. The restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users will need assistance to enter the palace as the counter hall is not barrier-free.

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

Upcoming Events

  • Abendführung im Schlossmuseum Oranienburg

    Rundgang zur Geschichte des Oranienburger Schlosses, der brandenburgischen Kurfürstin Louise Henriette und ihrer Familie

    14.12.2018 19:00

  • Museumswerkstatt im Advent: Glanzstücke – von goldenen Schätzen und Kupferglöckchen

    für Kinder ab 10 Jahren

    16.12.2018 14:00

  • Sonntagswerkstatt: „…und wer froh ist, ist ein König“

    Schlossführung und Workshop für Familien mit Kindern ab 6 Jahren

    27.01.2019 14:00

Dining & Accomodation

For more information to Oranienburg as well as accommodation and catering services, we recommend our competent partner the TOURISM AND CULTURE ORANIENBURG gGMBH.

Group Offers

Our group offers you can find here

Further practical tips for your visit

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).