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.
To the info page of the venue
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!
14669 Paretz / Ketzin
How to get there
Stop "Paretz, Schloss"
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).
Winter Season | November to March
|Monday - Friday:||closed|
|Saturday / Sunday:||10:00 - 16:00|
Summer Season | April to October
|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.
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.
- 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.
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.