Group Offers Charlottenhof Villa

Closed until the end of the 2023 season

In the course of a regular dust measurement, elevated lead levels were detected in both the exhibition and social rooms of the palace. As a precautionary measure and in order not to endanger the health of visitors and employees, Charlottenhof Villa will be closed until the end of the season on 31 October 2023. During the winter season (November 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024), Charlottenhof Villa will be closed regularly.

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Charlottenhof Villa is considered one of the masterworks of the architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. This reflects both the exterior design as well as the interior decoration, which is largely preserved. The small, Italianesque palace was built in 1826–29 as the summer residence of the crown prince and later king, Frederick William IV.
The villa is erected on a rectangular ground plan that is perfectly aligned from north to south, although emphasis is placed on the axis leading from west to east. The representative, Mayn interiors of the villa that lie along this axis, the vestibule and dining hall, tower up over the building structure – and are consequently joined by their own saddleback roof – while architecturally projecting forward from the façade.
The east-west axis carried out in architecture is continued in the garden landscape by the Rose Garden laid out to the east after 1835, and with the Poet’s Grove (Dichterhain) and the linked Hippodrome to the west. The building is embedded in a park landscape designed by Peter Joseph Lenné. Due to its intimate atmosphere, Charlottenhof is a highlight especially suited to small groups.

We offer the following group tour:

  • Charlottenhof Villa guided tour


Charlottenhof Palace
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 34a
14471 Potsdam

Getting here and parking

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Charlottenhof"

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Opening Hours for Groups

Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5:30pm (May-Oct)


  • not wheelchair accessible

Unfortunately, the exhibition rooms are 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 tourCharlottenhof Villa guided tour
Availability May - October
Duration 30 min
Flat rate for groups

100 €
Guided tour available in German/English


Group size maximum 15

Guided Tours and Prices (School groups/students)

Group tourCharlottenhof Villa guided tour
Availability May - October
Duration 30 min
Flat rate for groups

70 €
Guided tour available in German/ English

Group size maximum 15

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.

Read GTC Group Tourism

Download GTC Group Tourism (PDF, 57 kb)

Plan your visit

Information and cashier in Charlottenhof Palace, restrooms at the park entrance Kuhtor or at the vistor centre New Palace. For dining: restaurant and café Fredersdorf close by the New Palace.

Luggage storage

Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.

A limited number of lockers are available for smaller pieces of baggage (up to 35 x 35 x 50 cm).


In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:

Café Caroline
at the Visitor Centre at the New Palace (South Gate Building / "Südtorgebäude")

Augustiner im Bürgerbahnhof
next to the station "Park Sanssouci"

Café Repin
near Picture Gallery and Sanssouci Palace

Drachenhaus Restaurant & Cafe im Park Sanssouci
between "Paradiesgarten" and Belvedere Klausberg

Lottenhof / Bill's Kitchen
near Charlottenhof Villa

Mövenpick Zur Historischen Mühle
near Sanssouci Palace

Shuttle service

The SPSG offers a free shuttle service between the Grünes Gitter (Green Grille) and the New Palace on the so-called “Ökonomieweg” in Sanssouci Park from April to October, daily from 11 am to 3 pm.

As the shuttle service is only made possible by the voluntary work of the drivers, we ask for your understanding if the service is not always available. Unfortunately, the shuttle service is also not available during heavy rain.


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