Grunewald Hunting Lodge
Grunewald Hunting Lodge is the oldest Prussian palace in Berlin. The former royal hunting base now houses an important art collection.
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Grunewald Hunting Lodge is located in the forest of the same name and is the oldest preserved palace in Berlin. It is one of the 32 historical Prussian palaces, residences and parks which belonged to the Hohenzollern dynasty in Berlin and the surrounding Potsdam and Brandenburg area. Once built as a base for hunting, Grunewald Hunting Lodge now displays an extensive exhibition on the palace's history and hunting.
History of Grunewald Hunting Lodge
Elector Joachim II had the hunting lodge built in 1542. Initially, the palace had a very fortified character. It was not until the reign of Frederick I that today's white façade and mansard roof were built. During extensive renovation and reconstruction in 1973, the palace's unique Renaissance hall was restored to its full glory. The palace was used by the royal family until it was expropriated in 1926.
Exhibitions at Grunewald Hunting Lodge
After it was converted into state property,Grunewald Huntin Lodge was converted into a museum with over 150 paintings in 1932. Today, the exhibits include works of art from the 15th to 18th century with spectacular oil paintings depicting the royal family by Lucas Cranach the Elder. On the ground floor, an exhibition informs visitor about the history of the palace. In the upper floor, important personalities of Prussian history are presented in detail in the exhibition "Face to Face". In addition, there is also an exhibition on the hunting, building and excavation history of the Grunewald Hunting Lodge.
- Opening Hours
- January & February: closed
March, November & December: Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM
April to October: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 5.30 PM
- The hunting lodge is not wheelchair-accessible. The lodge courtyard and the hunting equipment magazine are accessible to wheelchair users with assistance.
- Admission Fee
€6, reduced fee €5
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Last edited: 7. April 2022