Oranienburg Palace Museum

The Most Beautiful Prussian Palace from around 1700

Oranienburg Palace is one of the most significant Baroque buildings in the Mark Brandenburg, and a symbol of the Electorate of Brandenburg’s regal ascent.

The palace dates back to a rural mansion built as of 1651 for the Great Elector’s wife, Louise Henriette, who was born Princess of Orange-Nassau and also gave the locality of Oranienburg its name.

King Frederick I had the palace expanded and magnificently furnished in memory of his mother Louise Henriette at the end of the 17th century. By 1700, this palace was considered the most beautiful of all Prussian residences. Under Prince Augustus William of Prussia, one of Frederick the Great’s brothers, the palace and garden experienced another golden age during the middle of the 18th century.

After having undergone a variety of uses, the Oranienburg Palace Museum now houses a collection of masterful works of art, among which is the magnificent étagère in the porcelain chamber and the world's only chandelier made entirely of amber in the Grotesque Hall, as well as the faience cabaret, the earliest surviving product of Berlin production. Also outstanding are pieces of seating furniture made of ivory, a series of tapestries (made by the manufactory of Pierre Mercier in Berlin) extolling the heroic deeds of the Great Elector, sculptures by François Dieussart, and works of art by the sculptor Bartholomeus Eggers.

The extraordinary collection of paintings includes masterpieces by the great Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck. Another splendid highlight is the Silver Vault, where select items of royal ornamental silver are on display. Another special attraction is an amber chandelier of great artistic value - one of only three of its kind in the world.

Address

Oranienburg Palace Museum
Schlossplatz 1
16515 Oranienburg

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Oranienburg, Breite Straße"

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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) closed
New Year's Day (01.01.2025) 11:00 - 16:00

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Winter: Can only be viewed with a guided tour.
For organisational reasons, there may be waiting times. We ask for your understanding.

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices

Single Ticket

Price : 8.00 reduced : 6.00

Mark Brandenburg Palaces Family Ticket

Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger).

Price : 16.00

Free admission
for annual ticket holders

Price : 0.00

Discount Palace Museum and County Museum Oberhavel

On presentation of a regular ticket for the Palace Museum, reduced admission to the County Museum Oberhavel; on presentation of a regular ticket for the County Museum Oberhavel, reduced admission to the Palace Museum.

Discount Oranienburg Palace and Palace Park

On presentation of an admission ticket for the Palace Park, reduced admission to the Palace Museum; on presentation of an admission ticket for the Palace Museum, reduced admission to the Palace Park.

Discount TallyCard

Reduced admission for TallyCard holders + accompanying person / family
 

Information on free admission and concessions

Contact

Berit  Gloede
Palace Head Manager
Schlossmuseum Oranienburg
Schlossplatz 1
16515 Oranienburg
schlossmuseum-oranienburg@spsg.de
Phone: 03301.53 7-437
Fax: 03301.53 7-439
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
gruppenservice@spsg.de
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

Accessibility

  • conditionally barrier-free

There is an elevator in the Palace Museum. The restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users will need assistance to enter the palace as the counter hall is not barrier-free.

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