Paretz Palace and Garden

Royal Country Life

Information regarding COVID-19

As a preventive measure to contain the Coronavirus disease (CORVID-19), the palaces as well as Peacock Island will remain temporarily closed from 13 March to 19 April 2020. No events will take place during this period.

The costs for online tickets, purchased during this period, will be refunded automatically according to the payment method used for your order. We ask you for some patience due to the high number of requests.

Further information

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.

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Parkordnung für Schloss- und Kirchgarten Paretz

Schloss- und Kirchgarten Paretz sind Gartenkunstwerke und Teil des Gesamtensembles Paretz. Bitte helfen Sie mit, sie als Ort der Kultur und Erholung zu erhalten!

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Address

Paretz Palace
Parkring 1
14669 Paretz / Ketzin

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Paretz, Schloss"

vbb-online | Timetable information »

Parking

Parking spaces are available behind the Kulturscheune and on the grass lot behind it; accessible via Werderdammstraße.

Parking spaces for disabled visitors are located behind the Royal Coach House (Schlossremise).

Opening Hours

Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2019 - 31.03.2020
Monday  - Friday: closed
Saturday  / Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Summer Season | April to October
Valid: 01.04.2020 - 31.10.2020
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

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

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices

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

Valid for Paretz Palace and the Royal Coach House.

Contact

Evelyn  Friedrich
Managing Director
Paretz Palace & Park
Parkring 1
14669 Paretz / Ketzin, Germany
schloss-paretz@spsg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 33233.7 36-11
Fax: +49 (0) 33233.7 36-13
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
gruppenservice@spsg.de
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 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.

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).

Gastronomie, Übernachtung u. v. m. in der Nähe

Weitere Informationen über den Ort Paretz, kulturelle Angebote, Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten, Kulinarik u. v. m. unter www.paretz-ketzin.de

Extra-Tipp: Audioguide Paretz

Immer im Sommer: 15 Sehenswürdigkeiten, historische Gebäude und geheimnisvolle Orte können in einer 60-minütigen Audioguide-Führung durch Paretz erkunden werden: Der Rundgang führt vom Schloss Paretz, über das Gotische Haus und den Paretzer Friedhof, der Luisenpforte und den Eiskeller bis hin zur Dorfkirche.

Der Verleih des Audioguides erfolgt vom 1.4. bis zum 31.10. an der Schlosskasse Paretz und ist kostenlos.

Impressions

The redesign of the permanent exhibition was funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
Investing in your future!