Orangery Palace | Grotto beneath Maulbeerallee
The artificial grotto is located in the garden parterre at the foot of the staircase and terraces of Orangery Palace, on the south side of Maulbeerallee. It’s a feature of the Jubilee Terrace that Emperor William II had constructed to mark the 25th anniversary of his accession to the throne in 1913. The rock cave, with its grotto-like walls, offers the singularly authentic sensation of being in a grotto, which is heightened by a small outdoor reflecting pond and a picturesque play of water. This spacious, romantic vault affords a wonderful view through three arches entwined with lush greenery, across the water’s surface to the landscaped garden of the “Neues Stück,” which transitions to the Frederician garden. The Orangery Grotto is an atmospheric and original venue, well suited for a range of events.