A Woman's touch. How Brandenburg became Prussia


A Woman's touch. How Brandenburg became Prussia

Event Highlight
Ausstellung "Frauensache" © SPSG – © SPSG
Daniel Rose: Kurfürstin Anna von Brandenburg, geb. Herzogin von Preußen, 1595 (Detail) – © SPSG, Foto: Jörg P. Anders
Matthias Czwiczek: Verherrlichung der Kurfürstenwitwe Elisabeth Charlotte, um 1649 (Detail) – © SPSG, Foto: Jörg P. Anders
Kurfürstin Dorothea von Brandenburg, geb. von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1636–1689) – © Jan de Baen, Öl auf Leinwand, 1675, SPSG, Foto: Roland Handrick
Königin Elisabeth Christine von Preußen, geb. Braunschweig-Bevern (1715–1797) – © Antoine Pesne, Öl auf Leinwand, 1740, Haus Hohenzollern, ehemals Hohenzollern-Museum; SPSG, Foto: Jörg P. Anders

Longer opening hours 19th to 21st November from 10a.m.-8p.m.

The year 2015 marks the 600th anniversary since the Hohenzollern dynasty first took over the reign of Brandenburg in 1415. This family, like no other, shaped the development of Brandenburg, Prussia and Germany for five centuries.

The rise of the Hohenzollerns from burgraves of Nuremberg to German emperors is traditionally recounted as the achievements of a series of dynamic men. This exhibition intends to break with such one-sided representations through a change in perspective, where, in this anniversary year, the Hohenzollern women will be the focus for the first time.

Their origins within ruling families throughout Europe produced far-reaching interconnections, which aligned Brandenburg-Prussia in international political and cultural developments. These family networks created the foundations for growth that would characterize the identity of Brandenburg-Prussia.

The roles of women at court – as mothers, daughters, or role models – affected their spheres of influence. Through their clever manipulation of this room to maneuver, the princesses repeatedly succeeded in wielding influence on the history of their country.
“WOMEN`S BUSINESS“ shows for the first time how the contributions of the Hohenzollern women of Brandenburg and Prussia were able to significantly influence the history and identity of Germany.


14 euros, red. 10 euros. Family ticket 30 euros. Free entrance for children under 8 years.

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