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.
Schloss Rheinsberg 2
How to get there
Stop "Rheinsberg, Schloss"
Visitor parking near the palace.
Summer Season | April to October
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 17:30|
Winter Season | November to March
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 16:00|
|Christmas Eve (24.12.2022)||closed|
|Christmas Day (25.12.2022)||closed|
|Christmas Holiday (26.12.2022)||10:00 - 16:00|
|New Year's Eve (31.12.2022)||10:00 - 14:00|
|New Year's Day (01.01.2023)||11:00 - 16:00|
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Summer season: Can be viewed with a guided tour or audio guide.
Winter season: Can be viewed with a guided tour.
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
Valid for Rheinsberg Palace and the Kurt Tucholsky Literaturmuseum. Valid for one day.
Palace tour with guided tour
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).
Tickets are available exclusively at the counter in the building.
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 House, 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 11-14)
- conditionally barrier-free
For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.
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).