Rheinsberg House

The Court of Muses at Grienericksee

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 Musikkultur Rheinsberg, and the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum.

Address

Rheinsberg Palace
Schloss Rheinsberg 2
16831 Rheinsberg

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Rheinsberg, Schloss"

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Parking

Visitor parking near the palace.

Opening Hours

April to October
Valid: 01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Works meeting (16.10.2024) closed
November to March
Valid: 01.11.2024 - 31.03.2025
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Christmas Eve (24.12.2024) closed
Christmas Day (25.12.2024) closed
Christmas Holiday (26.12.2024) 10:00 - 16:00
New Year's Eve (31.12.2024) 10:00 - 14:00
New Year's Day (01.01.2025) 11:00 - 16:00

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

November to April: Can only be viewed with a guided tour.

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices

Single Ticket

Valid for Rheinsberg Palace and the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum, valid for one day.

Price : 10.00 reduced : 7.00

Rheinsberg Family Ticket

Valid for a visit to Rheinsberg Palace and the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum, valid for one day for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger).

Price : 20.00

Free admission
for annual ticket holders

Price : 0.00


Information on free admission and concessions

Equipment

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide German for children (age 11-14)

Contact

Dana  Kresse
Palace Head Manager
Schloss Rheinsberg
Schloss Rheinsberg 2
16831 Rheinsberg
schloss-rheinsberg@spsg.de
Phone: 033931.7 26-0
Fax: 033931.7 26-26
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
gruppenservice@spsg.de
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

Accessibility

  • conditionally barrier-free

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).

Impressions

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