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.
April – October
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 17:30|
November – March
|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|
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
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.
- Oranienburg Combined Tickets
Valid for the Oranienburg Palace and District Museum | with or without a guided tour.
Valid for one day.
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 €)
Berit GloedeManaging Director
Oranienburg Palace Museum
16515 Oranienburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 3301.53 7-437
Fax: +49 (0) 3301.53 7-439
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Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-222
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 94-107
- 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.
Ferienwerkstatt: Leinöl, Ei und Lapislazuli
für Kinder ab 10 Jahren
„Alles was glänzt!“
Führung durch die Oranienburger Silberkammer
Beste Freunde – Schwan Heinrich und sein Prinz Friedrich
Familienführung für Kinder ab 6 Jahren
Museumswerkstatt am Schloss: Zerbrechliche Schätze
für Familien mit Kindern ab 6 Jahren
Theater im Schloss: „Jetzt käme der Kuss“
Zwei Komödien von Anton Tschechow
Museumswerkstatt am Schloss: Heißes Eisen
Von Eisenbeschlägen, Lanzen und Nägeln für Familien mit Kindern ab 9 Jahren
Theater im Schloss: Ein LORIOT-Abend
mit Petra und Andreas Schmidt-Schaller
For more information to Oranienburg as well as accommodation and catering services, we recommend our competent partner the TOURISM AND CULTURE ORANIENBURG gGMBH.
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).