Schloss und Park Charlottenhof

Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

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Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Schloss Charlottenhof, Blick über Bassin mit Büste der Königin Elisabeth auf der Terrasse © SPSG. Foto: Hagen Immel © SPSG. Foto: Hagen Immel

Charlottenhof Palace is a small neoclassical summer residence located to the southwest of Sanssouci. After 1826 it was made the focus point of the park through the deliberate garden design. A manor house stood on the same location as the palace during the 18th century. In 1825, King Friedrich Wilhelm III acquired the house and the surrounding property, giving it to the crown prince and later King Friederich Wilhelm IV, who had it converted from manor to palace. Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the architect, who was also responsible for the interior design, and Peter Joseph Lenné, the creator of the neighboring park landscape, were united in a work that would become the highpoint of their creative activities, and one which may rightfully be called "a Prussian Arcadia."
In its simple language of forms, the palace was suffused with the spirit of antiquity and was influenced by Roman villas. The same can also be said of the modest, but graceful design of the interiors, whose furnishings were for the most part designed by Schinkel himself.

Schloss und Park Charlottenhof
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 34A
14471 Potsdam

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Summer Season

1. May 2019 - 31. October 2019

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Last entry
30 min. before closing

Can be viewed with a guided tour.

Winter Season

1. November 2019 - 30. April 2020

Monday - Sunday
Admission price
6,00 €
Reduced price
5,00 €

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