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.


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

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 / Group Offers

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 €

Contact & Booking

Helma Heldt

Managing Director
Rheinsberg Palace
Schloss Rheinsberg 2
16831 Rheinsberg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 33931.7 26-0
Fax: +49 (0) 33931.7 26-26
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Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-222
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 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.

Additional Offers

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide German for children

Group Offers

Our group offers you can find here

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)