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

Address

Cecilienhof Palace
Im Neuen Garten 11
D - 14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Cecilienhof"

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Parking

Paid parking spaces for cars and buses near the palace.

Opening Hours for Groups

Palace Cecilienhof
Tuesday-Sunday 9-4:30 (January-March)
Tuesday-Sunday 9-5:30 (April-October)
Tuesday-Sunday 9-4:30 (November-December)

Crown Prince's Apartment in Cecilienhof Palace
Tuesday-Sunday 10-4:30 (January-March)
Tuesday-Sunday 10-5:30 (April-October)
Tuesday-Sunday 10-4:30 (November-December)

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access with assistance

The exhibition rooms depicting the "Potsdam Conference" are wheelchair accessible. The Crown Prince's Apartment on the first floor is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users.

For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.

Guided Tours and Prices (Adults)

Group tour: Cecilienhof Palace/ Guided tour
Availability: year-round
Duration: 45 minutes
Flat rate for groups: 160 €
Surplus Fee: 100 €/ up to 15 other people
Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: The "Potsdam Conference" and the "Berlin Wall"/Guided tour
Availability: year-round
Duration: 1,5 hours
Flat rate for groups: 200 €
Surplus Fee: 100 €/ up to 15 other people
Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: Cecilienhof Palace with audio guide
Availability: year-round
Duration: 45 minutes
Flat rate for groups: 160 €
Surplus Fee: 100 €/ up to 15 other people
Audio guide available in:
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Korean and Dutch
Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: Guided tour New Garden
Availability: year-round
Duration: 1 hour
Flat rate for groups: 100 €
Group size: maximum 40

Guided Tours and Prices (School groups/students)

Group tour: Cecilienhof Palace/Guided tour
Availability: year-round
Duration: 45 minutes
Flat rate for groups: 112 €
Surplus Fee: 70 €/ up to 15 other people
Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: Cecilienhof Palace the “Potsdam Conference” and the “Berlin Wall”/Guided tour
Availability: year-round
Duration: 1,5 hours
Flat rate for groups: 140 €
Surplus Fee: 70 €/ up to 15 other people
(suitable from the age of 12)
Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: Cecilienhof Palace with audio guide
Availability: year-round
Duration: 45 minutes
Flat rate for groups: 112 €
Surplus Fee: 70 €/ up to 15 other peopl
Audio guide available in:
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Korean and Dutch
Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: Guided tour New Garden
Availability: year-round
Duration: 1 hour
Flat rate for groups: 70 €
Group size: maximum 40

Booking Policies

We offer a flat rate for groups limited to a maximum number of participants. The group rate always includes fees for group admission to the individual palaces, as well as a personal tour guide or audio guides.

If the number of participants exceeds the maximum size allowed, the group will be divided. Each group is allotted an admission time. The group flat rate is calculated per tour group. At some palaces, we offer a surplus fee up to a specific number of participants for the second guided tour. The surplus fee flat rate cannot be booked as an individual service.

There is no minimum number of participants required for a group tour.

Guided tours can be booked in a variety of languages. The bookings of a respective language are carried out subject to availability of tour guides and cannot be guaranteed.

We offer a 10 % discount from the group price for the groups accompanied by a guide licensed by the SPSG. The discount does not apply to group bookings / group tours with audio guide.

Special arrangements for groups outside the scheduled opening hours are possible on request. In addition to the group fee for a guided tour, extra charges apply for a special opening.

All information provided is subject to availability of offers and changes. Prices for groups are only valid in connection with the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg's (SPSG's) General Terms and Conditions for groups.

All prices quoted are exempt from VAT/sales tax according to German law (§ 4 Nr. 20a UstG).

 

Important note for school and youth groups:

The reduced flat rate for groups/school classes is valid for school groups (aged 27 or younger), including vocational schools and universities. When booking a reservation, the purchaser is obliged to indicate in writing that the group in question is a school or youth group. Furthermore, the purchaser must state in writing that the age restriction is adhered to, as noted above. School and youth groups, including the teacher and other accompanying persons, must also abide by the maximum number of participants allowed on each tour. If the group number exceeds the limit, the class will be divided into two groups.

General Terms and Conditions for Group Tourism

The General Terms and Conditions for Group Tourism of the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg apply.

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Photo Permits for Groups

Taking photographs inside the Prussian palaces is only allowed with a photo permit

  • flat fee for a group of maximum 40 people: 20 €

We recommend booking the photo permit for groups along with your group reservation request.

If you wish to wait to purchase the photo permit on the day of your visit, please allow plenty of time so as not to miss the scheduled admission time for your group booking.

The photo permit is only valid for private use. Any form of publication or use of the photographs for commercial purposes is prohibited. For conservational reasons neither flash nor tripods may be used.

Plan your visit

Information and group cashier, as well as museum shop in the Cecilienhof Palace.
Gastronomy "Meierei in the New Garden" in the immediate vicinity.

Palace Hotel Cecilienhof is closed due to extensive construction projects and works.

Dining

In the surroundings you will find the following dining options

Café Cecilie in the Palace courtyard
Sat & Sun 12 noon - 5 p.m.

Meierei im Neuen Garten
Brewery & Inn directly on the shores of Jungfernsee

Pandoras Café
in the Orangery of the New Garden,
open during the summer season (July 1st - September 15th)
daily, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.