Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace

Prussia’s Magnificence in a Single Ensemble

Charlottenburg Palace is – with the Old Palace and the New Wing – the largest and most significant palace complex in Berlin stemming from the former Brandenburg electors, Prussian kings and German emperors. It was among the favorite retreats of seven generations of Hohenzollern rulers, who repeatedly redesigned individual rooms with luxurious interior décor while also having sections of the gardens transformed into royal grandeur.

Today, the shifting tastes of the palace’s many residents and the changing requirements for ceremonial and private use can be traced from the Baroque period to the early 20th century. Following severe damage in World War II, the palace was largely rebuilt and refurnished. The former summer residence is now one of the most important attractions in the German capital.

The palace offers interiors and halls whose arrangements are faithful to the originals, impressive suites and exceptional art collections of outstanding masterpieces. The Porcelain Cabinet, the Palace Chapel ans the bedchamber of Frederick I are among the highlights of the magnificent Baroque parade apartments in the Old Palace that had been built in 1700 with its crowning towers. This construction of the central structure of the large palace complex was commissioned by the clever and art-loving Queen Sophia Charlotte and her husband Frederick I.

A compact guide to the palace gardens and their buildings may be ordered here.


Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace [Altes Schloss]
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Schloss Charlottenburg (Berlin)"

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Paid parking spaces for cars and buses.

Opening Hours

Summer Season | April to October
Valid: 01.04.2022 - 31.10.2022
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30
Christmas Eve (24.12.2022) closed
Christmas Day (25.12.2022) closed
Christmas Holiday (26.12.2022) 10:00 - 16:30
New Year's Eve (31.12.2022) 10:00 - 14:00
New Year's Day (01.01.2023) 11:00 - 16:30

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

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

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices

Single Ticket Old Palace

incl. multimedia guide

Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00

Single Ticket New Wing

incl. multimedia guide

Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00

charlottenburg+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens on one day. (Not valid for special exhibitions; some exceptions apply.)
On sale at all participating palace registers, at the visitor centers and online. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.
Further information

Price : 17.00 reduced : 13.00

charlottenburg+ Family Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens on one day. Not valid for special exhibitions; some exceptions apply.
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger.
On sale at participating palace registers and at the visitor centers.
Further information

Price : 25.00


Charlottenburg Palace – Old Palace
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30.3 20 91-0
SPSG | Visitor's Information
Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Mondays)

Visitor's Center at the New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Tuedays)
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

App / Multimediaguide

The app "Charlottenburg SPSG" offers multimedia tours through the Old Palace and the New Wing. Also included are tours of the current special exhibition (mostly German/English). Available free of charge in the App Store or Google Play.

Available in the following languages:

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Luggage storage

Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
You can leave smaller baggage items at the coat check free of charge.

We recommend wearing a mask throughout your visit.


360 degree panorama

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Der Umbau der Sicherheits- und Serviceeinrichtung im Schloss Charlottenburg wurde von der Europäischen Union kofinanziert (Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung)
Investition in Ihre Zukunft!