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© SPSG / Foto: Jörg P. Anders
Lucas Cranach der Ältere, Lukretia, um 1535 © SPSG / Foto: Jörg P. Anders
© SPSG / Foto: Jörg P. Anders
Lucas Cranach der Ältere: Kurprinz Joachim (II.) von Brandenburg, um 1520 © SPSG / Foto: Jörg P. Anders
© SPSG / Foto: Wolfgang Pfauder
Lucas Cranach der Jüngere: Kurfürst Joachim II. von Brandenburg, um 1570 © SPSG / Foto: Wolfgang Pfauder

Grunewald Hunting Lodge’s collection of Cranach paintings comprises nearly thirty works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Lucas Cranach the Younger, and their workshop, including outstanding masterpieces conveying a striking impression of the rulers and artistic activity at the Berlin royal court in the 16th century.

Joachim II (1505–1571) was a formative figure for the development of the Renaissance in Berlin. The royal patron of Grunewald Hunting Lodge is depicted in portraits by both Cranachs at different stages of life – as electoral prince (c.1520) and as elector (c. 1570). His extensive commissions to Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop include panels of the Passion of Christ for the Berlin Stiftskirche (Collegiate Church) as well as a series illustrating virtues appropriate to a sovereign (Exemplum, or “example” panels) created specifically for the Berlin Palace.

The surviving panels reflect the Hohenzollerns’ increasing demand for prestige and also depict a period of great transformation in religion and denomination. Although Joachim II’s father belonged to the rulers known as the “Old Believers,” he followed a moderate religious policy oriented toward the Reformation based on Martin Luther’s teachings. New interpretations in the guise of traditional pictorial subjects can also be discovered in works by the Cranach family.

The outstanding Cranach paintings are supplemented by the SPSG’s collection of Early Netherlandish and German paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries. Grunewald Hunting Lodge, built as the lakeside palace “Zum Gruenen Wald” (to the green forest) in 1542, provides a historically appropriate setting for the collection.

Opening hours,

Summer Season

1. April 2021 - 31. October 2021

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
Last entry

30 min. before closing

During museums visits, all official health protection regulations apply (SARS-CoV-2 “Containment Regulations”). Please take note of on-site signs and markers as well as of instructions from staff in order to comply with the hygiene and distance regulations. The maximum number of visitors is limited. Disinfection options are available. Wearing protection over one’s mouth and nose (e.g. a mask) is mandatory.


1. November 2021 - 31. March 2022

  • Monday-Friday closed
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Can be viewed with a guided tour; last tour: 3 p.m.


Grunewald Hunting Lodge
Hüttenweg 100, 14193 Berlin


+49 (30) 813 35 97



Admission price 6,00 €

Reduced price 5,00 €

Kombiticket: Schloss und Jagdzeugmagazin. Nur Jagdzeugmagazin: 3,00 € / ermäßigt 2,00 €

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Admission price

6,00 €

Reduced price

5,00 €

Kombiticket: Schloss und Jagdzeugmagazin. Nur Jagdzeugmagazin: 3,00 € / ermäßigt 2,00 €



Service Telephone

+49 (331) 96 94-200




More Exhibitions

© SPSG / Foto: Wolfgang Pfauder
Berlin, Jagdschloss Grunewald, Jagdzeugmagazin, Detail Damhirschtrophäe © SPSG / Foto: Wolfgang Pfauder

The Hunting Depot at Grunewald Hunting Lodge

Court Society and the Hunt