Rheinsberg Palace

The Court of Muses at Grienericksee

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

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 palace 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 Palace through the Rheinsberger Musikakademie, the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, and the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum.

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Wir danken unseren Förderern

Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte gGmbH
Dr. Meyer-Struckmann-Stiftung
E.ON edis AG
Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung
Freunde der Preußischen Schlösser und Gärten e.V.
Freundeskreis Schlösser und Gärten der Mark in der Deutschen Gesellschaft e.V.
Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung
Kulturstiftung Freunde der Preußischen Schlösser und Gärten aus Mitteln der Museumsshops
Lions Club Berlin-Dahlem
Lions Club Bad Driburg
Reinhold und Elisabeth Schulze-Stiftung
Westfälische Ferngas AG

Die Sanierung des Kavalierhauses konnte finanziert werden aus Mitteln des Sonderinvestitionsprogramms für die preußischen Schlösser und Gärten (Masterplan), das der Bund, Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien, sowie die Länder Brandenburg und Berlin aufgelegt haben.


Rheinsberg Palace
Schloss Rheinsberg 2
16831 Rheinsberg

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Rheinsberg, Schloss"

vbb-online | Timetable information »


Visitor parking near the palace.

Opening Hours

Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2019 - 31.03.2020
Monday closed
Tuesday  - 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

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

Guided tours outside the regular opening hours can be arranged upon request.

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices

Single Ticket

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


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).

Ferienwohnung im Lustgarten Rheinsberg

Im Marstall, einem ehemaligen Wirtschaftsgebäude des Schlosses Rheinsberg, wird eine Ferienwohnung betrieben.
Weitere Informationen zur Ferienwohnung »

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