Marble House

Columns in Front of Dome of Marble Palace, © SPSG/PMSG, André Stiebitz
Side View of Marble Palace with Dome, © SPSG/PMSG, André Stiebitz

King Frederic William II had the Marble House built as a summer residence between 1787 and 1793 and covered it with Silesian marble. It was built within three years in the meticulous early classicist style and completed in 1793. The architectural planning of the house was first undertaken in 1787 by Carl von Gontard and later by Carl Gotthard Langhans, who also planned the famous Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

After the death of Frederic William II, the house served as a residence for members of the House of Hohenzollern several times. The original character of the interior has been preserved to this day.

In 1945 the house with the park and the adjoining villa quarter "Forbidden City" fell under Soviet administration. In 1961 the East German government took over the Marble House and converted it into an army museum. At that time it was surrounded by cannons, an airplane, a speedboat and other war equipment. The army museum moved to Dresden in 1972.

Today the house is the main attraction besides the Cecilienhof Country House within the New Garden. Its silhouette is reflected in the lake Heiliger See. From the terrace of the Marble House there is a wonderful view of the mansions on the other side of the lake.

 Opening hours:

Christmas Eve : geschlossen
Christmas Day : geschlossen
Silvester : geschlossen
Neujahr : 11:00-16:00 Uhr
Boxing Day : 10:00-16:00 Uhr
Labor Day : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
German Unity Day : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Good Friday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Easter Sunday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Easter Monday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Ascension Day : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Pentecost Sunday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Whit Monday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Reformation Day : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Saturday 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023 : 10:00-16:00 Uhr
Sunday 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023 : 10:00-16:00 Uhr
Saturday 01.04.2023 - 30.04.2023 : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Sunday 01.04.2023 - 30.04.2023 : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Tuesday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Wednesday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Thursday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Friday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Saturday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr
Sunday : 10:00-17:30 Uhr

 Price information:

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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