Cecilienhof Country House

Cecilienhof Palace, photo: SPSG PMSG André Stiebitz
Court of Cecilienhof Palace, photo: SPSG PMSG André Stiebitz
Round table in Cecilienhof Palace, photo: SPSG PMSG André Stiebitz

Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history in Cecilienhof Country House. They met here in summer 1945 for the Potsdam Conference and sealed the fate of Germany and Europe. The house was built between 1913 and 1917 in the style of an English country house. Kaiser Wilhelm II had it built for his first-born son, Crown Prince Wilhelm, and his wife Cecilie.

After the collapse of the monarchy, Wilhelm was allowed to return to Potsdam in 1923 and was granted the right of residence for life in the palace, which had meanwhile been expropriated by the state. At the end of the Second World War, the former Crown Prince and his family fled from the approaching Red Army.

Today, the palace houses a historical memorial, where the conference rooms and workrooms of the participants of the Potsdam Conference can be visited.

For digital exploration, use the “Park Sanssouci” app from the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg – on site during your visit or from the comfort of your own home. You can download the app from Google Play (Android devices) or the App Store (macOS devices). The multimedia guide is available in German, German Sign Language (DGS), English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Hebrew, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Free WiFi is available in the SPSG castles, so that you can also access the digital guide on site with your own mobile device.

From 1 November 2024, Cecilienhof Palace will be closed until further notice due to renovation work as part of the master plan for the Prussian palaces and gardens. We ask for your understanding.


 Opening hours:

Neujahr : geschlossen
Good Friday : geschlossen
Easter Sunday : geschlossen
Easter Monday : geschlossen
Labor Day : geschlossen
Ascension Day : geschlossen
Pentecost Sunday : geschlossen
Whit Monday : geschlossen
German Unity Day : geschlossen
Reformation Day : geschlossen
Tuesday 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023 : 10:00-16:30 Uhr
Wednesday 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023 : 10:00-16:30 Uhr
Thursday 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023 : 10:00-16:30 Uhr
Friday 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023 : 10:00-16:30 Uhr
Saturday 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023 : 10:00-16:30 Uhr
Sunday 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023 : 10:00-16:30 Uhr
Tuesday 01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024 : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Wednesday 01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024 : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Thursday 01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024 : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Friday 01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024 : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Saturday 01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024 : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Sunday 01.04.2024 - 31.10.2024 : 10:00-17:30 Uhr

 Price information:

Adultas: 12,00 €
reduced: 8,00 €
Adultas: 8,00 €
reduced: 6,00 €

 Getting there:

by bicycle (a service of komoot GmbH)
by public transport (a service of VBB)
by train (a service of Bahn AG)
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