Rheinsberg Palace

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 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.

Address

Rheinsberg Palace
Schloss Rheinsberg 2
D-16831 Rheinsberg

How to get there

Parkplätze:

Besucherparkplatz in Schlossnähe.

Opening Hours

November / December

Valid 01.11.2017 - 31.12.2017
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Christmas Eve (24.12.2017) closed

Christmas Day (25.12.2017) closed

Christmas Holiday (26.12.2017) 10:00 - 17:00

New Year's Eve (31.12.2017) 10:00 - 14:00

January – March

Valid 01.01.2018 - 31.03.2018
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

April – October

Valid 01.04.2017 - 31.10.2018
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

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

Winter season: Can only be viewed with a guided tour.

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Single Ticket

incl. guided tour or audio guide

Price: 8.00 € reduced: 6.00 €

Rheinsberg Combined 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 (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 €

Photo Permit for the Palaces

Valid for one day for all palaces.
Only for private use. Not for publication.
No flash, no tripods.

Price: 3.00 €

Contact & Booking

Helma Heldt

Managing Director
Rheinsberg Palace
Schloss Rheinsberg 2
16831 Rheinsberg, Germany
schloss-rheinsberg(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 33931.7 26-0
Fax: +49 (0) 33931.7 26-26
SPSG | Group Service
Postfach 60 14 62
14414 Potsdam, Germany
gruppenservice(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-222
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 94-107

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access with assistance

barrier-free restrooms

For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.

Additional Offers

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide German for children
Die Sanierung des Kavalierflügels von Schloss Rheinsberg wurde von der Europäischen Union kofinanziert (Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung)