New Palace – "Mopke"

Set within the largest building complex of the 18th century, consisting of the New Palace and the Communs, the “Mopke” was paved with bricks placed on edge in 1763. Despite necessitating regular repairs, it is the Frederician atmosphere, as well as the delightful architectural backdrop, that makes this location so delightful. To the east of the main area, behind the road asphalted in the 1980s, sunken lawns adjoin the footpaths and lead toward the New Palace’s Court of Honor. While taking historic preservation guidelines into account, the Mopke can serve as the ideal location for open-air events, such as celebrations, concerts and theater performances.


New Palace [Neues Palais]
Am Neuen Palais
14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Neues Palais"

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Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P3 – At the New Palace.

Location Type

Location of use
  • Open Air
Type of use
  • reception
  • gala dinner
  • private party
  • concert, reading, lecture
ca. 12.000 square meter

Available area ca. 60 m x 200 m

Number of persons
  • more than 300

Up to 2.000 participants

Prizes and Usagetimes

20.000,- €

Cultural institutions with state support, as well as the states of Berlin and Brandenburg receive special conditions.

Additional Costs
  • Wasser/ Strom Zusatz

The organizer is in charge to enter a liability insurance for events (short-term risks). For this a proof must be provided to the foundation before the event takes place.

Additionally supervision and cleaning will be charged. The order for the cleaning or supervision will be initiated by the foundation. The lessee will be charged through the company “Fridericus Servicegesellschaft der Preußischen Schlösser und Gärten mbH.”

For further information please contact:
Tel. +491 331/58184620 (cleaning) or
Tel. +491 331/58184641 (supervision).

  • all seasons

The area may be rented in the summer. There is no weather protection provided.


  • wheelchair access

Handicapped accessible restrooms are available in the visitor center "New Palace"


Possible via Ökonomieweg/Mopke. It is prohibited to drive across the underground kitchen corridor. The pavement of the Mopke area is only accessible with prior authorisation and under special conditions (max. 3,5 t total load, no small curve radii)