Group Offers Charlottenhof Villa

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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

Address

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)

Accessibility

  • 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

Important information regarding your booking

We offer a fixed group price that depends on a maximum number of participants. This price includes entry to the respective palace for the group as well as, depending on availability, a personal guided tour, an audio guide tour, or the use of an app via a personal technical device (e.g., smartphone).

If the number of participants exceeds the maximum limit for the program, the group will be divided. Each subgroup will be allocated a specific entry time, and the group price will be calculated accordingly per subgroup. For some palaces, an additional fee is offered for the second entry time slot, up to a certain number of persons. This fee cannot be booked separately.

There is no minimum number of participants for a group booking. Programs can be offered in various languages, including personal tours in German and English, as well as the use of audio guides and tours in the SANSSOUCI app with additional language versions. Further information about the tours and language versions can be found in the current group price list.

If groups are accompanied by a licensed tour guide from the SPSG, a 10% discount is granted on the group package price. This discount does not apply to group bookings with an audio guide. Special openings for groups are possible upon request outside the regular opening hours of the palaces. The price for a special opening consists of the group price, a special opening fee, and, if applicable, additional personnel costs.

All information is subject to availability and changes. Group prices are only valid in conjunction with the General Terms and Conditions for Groups of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg. All prices mentioned are exempt from VAT according to § 4 No. 20a UStG.

Important notice for school and youth groups

The group rate for students applies uniformly to school and youth groups, including vocational schools and universities, up to the age of 27. It is necessary for the booker to indicate in writing during the booking process that it concerns a school or youth group. Furthermore, written confirmation must be provided that the age restriction will be adhered to. A maximum number of participants, including teachers and chaperones, applies to school and youth groups. If this number is exceeded, 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)

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).

Dining

In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:

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

Theaterklause
near the entrance "Grünes Gitter"

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

Impressions

360 degree panorama