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.


Oranienburg Palace Museum
Schlossplatz 1
16515 Oranienburg

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Oranienburg, Breite Straße"

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Opening Hours

Summer Season | April to October
Valid: 01.04.2022 - 31.10.2022
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023
Monday closed
Tuesday  - 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

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Winter: Can only be viewed with a guided tour.
For organisational reasons, there may be waiting times. We ask for your understanding.

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

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Admission Prices

Single Ticket

Tickets are available exclusively at the counter in the building

Admission Palace Museum
6.00 ermäßigt : 5.00

Admission County Museum Oberhavel
5.00 ermäßigt : 4.00

Combined Ticket Palace Museum / County Museum Oberhavel

Price : 9.00 reduced : 7.00

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 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

Discount Oranienburg Palace and Palace Park
On presenting your admission ticket for the Palace Park, you will receive a discount for the Palace Museums; on presenting your admission ticket for the Palace Museums, there is likewise a discount for admission into the Palace Park


Berit  Gloede
Managing Director
Oranienburg Palace Museum
Schlossplatz 1
16515 Oranienburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 3301.53 7-437
Fax: +49 (0) 3301.53 7-439
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107


  • conditionally barrier-free

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.

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 smaller pieces of baggage (up to 35 x 35 x 50 cm).

We recommend wearing a mask throughout your visit.