The Silver Vault

Tableware for Royal Dining and Opulent Snuffboxes in Frederick the Great's New Wing

Charlottenburg Palace

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Vergoldete Terrine aus dem Besitz Friedrich Wilhelms I., 1731, SPSG © Lendler Ausstellungsarchitektur / Foto & Gestaltung © Lendler Ausstellungsarchitektur / Foto & Gestaltung

An exceptional presentation at Charlottenburg Palace displays rare pieces from the Hohenzollern silver collection, and Frederick the Great’s renowned snuffboxes. Together with the royal apartments and their art treasures, nearly 600 precious objects offer insights into additional facets of Prussian court culture, while allowing visitors to enter the glittering world of the royal household.

The Silver Vault

The selection of historical tableware made of gold, silver, and porcelain, unrivaled in its extent and cultural-historical importance, was formerly kept in the Silver Vault.

The exhibit presents the tableware both as finely set table arrangements or shown on decorative buffets. Around one hundred royal dinner services have been preserved, some in their entirety, delighting visitors with their richness of color and form. The composition and designs of the services reflect the prevailing taste, the particular culinary preferences, and the ceremonial customs of the courtly table between the periods of the Baroque and Historicism.

Frederick the Great’s Snuffboxes

Frederick the Great’s snuffboxes, made of semi-precious stones, mounted in gold, and set with diamonds, represent valuable items of an entirely different kind. The king, who otherwise shunned the court’s traditional luxury, owned an exquisite collection of valuable snuffboxes, which he always liked to have close at hand. Eight of these very beautifully designed precious objects are on display in the permanent exhibition, The Silver Vault.

Charlottenburg Palace
Spandauer Damm 20-24
14059 Berlin

Service Telephone
+49 (331) 96 94-200
+49 (30) 320 91-0

Kronschatz und Silberkammer der Hohenzollern
ca. 128 Seiten mit ca. 100 farbigen Abbildungen
22 x 27 cm, Klappenbroschur
19,90 Euro

Summer Season

1. April 2021 - 31. October 2021

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Last entry
30 minutes before closing
Winter Season

1. November 2021 - 31. March 2022

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 16:30
Last entry
30 min. before closing

Visit via guided tour or audioguide

Admission price
12,00 €
Reduced price
8,00 €

Admission to the Old Castle and New Wing. New Pavilion, Belvedere and Mausoleum cost extra entrance fee.
charlottenburg+ Ticket
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens on one day. (Not valid for special exhibitions; some exceptions apply.)
On sale at all participating palace registers, at the visitor centers and online:" rel="nofollow"> (When purchasing online tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.)
charlottenburg+ family
Ticket 25 Euro for all houses. Valid for two adults and max. four children for a visit on one day.


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