Group Offers Cecilienhof Palace and New Garden
The last Hohenzollern building to be constructed in Potsdam, Cecilienhof Palace, was built in 1913-17 in the style of an English country manor for Prussia’s Crown Prince William and his wife Cecilie. The royal family lived at Cecilienhof Palace until shortly before the end of World War II .
The palace is primarily known for the Potsdam Conference held there by WWII ’s victorious powers during the summer of 1945. Incorporating a new look since April 2012, the permanent exhibition presents the history of the building and the Potsdam Conference. A revision and a redesign occurred on the basis of the previous exhibition.
The historical events are conveyed in a multilayered display on 18 stelae and panels. In combination with the aura of the location, a lasting image of the conference event is created through a large number of historical photographs. Conversely, the architectural history of the palace and the lives of the royal couple are now also represented with three new wall panels at the entrance and are vividly illustrated by means of select family photographs.
We offer the following group tours:
- Cecilienhof Palace with guide
Highlights of the guided tour: the Lady's "Ship's Cabin" Room, the White Salon, the Conference Hall
- Cecilienhof Palace with audio guide
- Highlight: "Potsdam Conference" and "The Berlin Wall"(Adults/pupils; for school and youth groups suitable from the age of 12)
- Park guided tour New Garden