Schloss Königs Wusterhausen

Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

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Schloss Königs Wusterhausen © SPSG / Foto: Hans Bach © SPSG / Foto: Hans Bach

Built around a mediaeval castle, Wusterhausen Palace has retained the structure of a Renaissance fortified house to this day. It owes its character mainly to Frederick William I, the “Soldier King”, who received the estate as a gift from his parents in 1689. It was in Wusterhausen that the then Crown Prince Frederick William prepared for his reign and developed the ideas for his administrative, economic and military reforms. He commanded his own regiment and began the creation of his Guard battalion of “Lange Kerls” (tall men). As king (1713-1740) he used the palace for hunting and as a residence where he spent the Autumn months with his wife, Sophie Dorothea of Hanover, and their numerous children, including Crown Prince Frederick, later King Frederick II (“the Great”).
The palace was restored in the 1990s and filled with furniture and works of art from the second half of the 18th Century. The room in which Frederick William I’s famous “Tobacco Club” used to meet has been arranged in the manner of a painting from around 1737. Like this room, the other royal living quarters are unusually plain for the Baroque period. Especially worthy of mention are a collection of nearly 40 paintings from the “Soldier King’s” own hand, the officers’ gallery and the portraits of the royal family.

Schloss Königs Wusterhausen
Schloßplatz 1
15711 Königs Wusterhausen

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Summer

1. April 2019 - 31. October 2019

Monday
closed
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 17:30

Can be viewed with a guided tour.

Winter

1. November 2019 - 31. March 2020

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

Can be viewed with a guided tour.

Admission price
6,00 €
Reduced price
5,00 €

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