Paretz Palace and Garden

Royal Country Life

Queen Luise and her family would spend the summer months at Paretz Palace in the secluded idyll of the peaceful Havel River landscape. Far removed from the courtly etiquette and pomp of Berlin, the Prussian capital, they indulged in a bourgeois domesticity that, in a time of great change, would serve as a model for an entire generation.

David Gilly systematically planned and built the palace and village of Paretz from 1797–1804 to a high aesthetic standard, creating a summer residence for Crown Prince Frederick William (III) and his wife Luise. A prime example of Prussian rural architecture from around 1800, it satisfied both the desire for a royal country manor as well as the requirements of a functional farm. It also harmonizes beautifully with the Havel River’s expansive landscape.

Only 20 kilometers from Potsdam, Paretz is still one of the most delightful places to visit in Brandenburg. A tour of the royal quarters fitted with precious furniture, paintings, works of art, and the famous Paretz wallpapers provides fascinating insights into the lifestyle of Luise, who was deemed carefree and temperamental.

The palace’s permanent exhibition, which was newly conceived and installed in April 2014, depicts the fascinating architectural history of the estate and its use, and documents the restoration of Paretz Palace, which had been disfigured beyond recognition for a number of years.

The Royal Coach House has a small, but art historically important collection of valuable 17th and 18th century coaches, sleighs and sedan chairs that belonged to the Prussian dynasty.

Address

Paretz Palace and Garden
Parkring 1
D-14669 Paretz / Ketzin

How to get there

Opening Hours

November – March

Valid 01.11.2017 - 31.03.2018
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday/ Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

Christmas Eve (24.12.2017) closed

Christmas Day (25.12.2017) closed

Christmas Holiday (26.12.2017) 10:00 - 16:00

New Year's Eve (31.12.2017) closed

April – October

Valid 01.04.2017 - 31.10.2018
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

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

Summer season: Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Winter season: Can only be viewed with a guided tour.

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 €

Valid for Paretz Palace and the Royal Coach House.

Contact & Booking

Evelyn Friedrich

Managing Director
Paretz Palace & Park
Parkring 1
14669 Paretz / Ketzin, Germany
schloss-paretz(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 33233.7 36-11
Fax: +49 (0) 33233.7 36-13
SPSG | Group Service
Postfach 60 14 62
14414 Potsdam, Germany
gruppenservice(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-222
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 94-107

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access with assistance

The restrooms in the Hall Building are wheelchair accessible.

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

Upcoming Events

  • Zwei Hofdamen auf Abwegen

    Unterhaltsame Schlossführung mit Luises Hofgesellschaft

    17.12.2017 13:00

The redesign of the permanent exhibition was funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
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