Rheinsberg House

The Court of Muses at Grienericksee

Attention – Restoration Works

Due to restoration works Rheinsberg House must remain closed on the followig days: 17./18.11., 24./25.11., 1./2.12. and 8./9.12. The restoration works have no impact on the Kurt Tucholsky Literature Museum's opening hours, it opens regularly.

Information regarding SARS-CoV-2

This palace/historic building is open for visitors.
Group tours in this Palace as well in selected Parks are available again.

Plan your visit: Tickets are available exclusively at the counters in each building, no tickets can be purchased online. During museums visits, all official health protection regulations apply (SARS-CoV-2 “Containment Regulations”). Please take note of on-site signs and markers as well as of instructions from staff in order to comply with the hygiene and distance regulations. The maximum number of visitors is limited. Disinfection options are available. Wearing protection over one’s mouth and nose (e.g. a mask) is mandatory.  In case of being exempted from the compulsory use of a mouth and nose cover, you are required to wear a visor.

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When Frederick the Great was still crown prince he spent the happiest days of his life at Rheinsberg. It was his testing ground, a place where he could think up new design ideas that he would later execute with great mastery at Sanssouci.

His younger brother, Prince Henry of Prussia, subsequently transformed Rheinsberg into a leading center of artistic endeavor and a court of muses. Henry’s choice of the early Neoclassical style had a lasting effect on the design of the palace and garden. Theodor Fontane memorialized this location in his Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg, and a few decades later Kurt Tucholsky also chose Rheinsberg as a charming backdrop for a carefree love story. It is a rare visitor who can resist this palace’s charm.

No other place can compete with Rheinsberg’s delightfully scenic location on the banks of Grienickersee. Here, nature, art and architecture blend together into a harmonious ensemble. Numerous works of art adorn the palace’s interiors, taking visitors on a journey back to the 18th century. A comprehensive restoration concept in recent years has reinstated the elegance of the original Frederician interior decoration (c. 1740) as well as the Neoclassical settings (c. 1786) created during Prince Henry’s reign. Together with the paintings and decorative arts objects also on display, they give an idea of the former inhabitants’ domestic surroundings, lifestyles, and collecting habits.

Prince Henry’s erstwhile court of muses lives on with Rheinsberg House through the Rheinsberger Musikakademie, the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, and the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum.


Rheinsberg Palace
Schloss Rheinsberg 2
16831 Rheinsberg

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Rheinsberg, Schloss"

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Visitor parking near the palace.

Opening Hours

Summer Season | April to October
Valid: 01.04.2020 - 31.10.2020
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2020 - 31.03.2021
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices

Single Ticket

Tickets are available exclusively at the counter in the building

Both guided tours and audio guides are available

Price : 10.00 reduced : 7.00

Rheinsberg Family Ticket

Valid for a visit to Rheinsberg Palace (not including the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum).
Valid for one day for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger).

Price : 15.00

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


  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide German for children (age 7-11)


Helma  Heldt
Managing Director
Rheinsberg Palace
Schloss Rheinsberg 2
16831 Rheinsberg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 33931.7 26-0
Fax: +49 (0) 33931.7 26-26
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107


  • wheelchair access with assistance

barrier-free restrooms

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).


Die Sanierung des Kavalierflügels von Schloss Rheinsberg wurde von der Europäischen Union kofinanziert (Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung)