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The Hohenzollern Gallery in the Grunewald Hunting Lodge

Since 2012, a Hohenzollern Gallery has been on display on the 2nd floor of Grunewald Hunting Lodge, the core of which goes back to the Plassenburg painting collection. After completion of construction work, the 2nd upper floor can be visited again, but at the moment only as part of special guided tours.


In 1810, the Hohenzollern Secret House Archive was transferred from Kulmbach to the now Bavarian Bamberg and in 1822 the Ancestral Gallery of the Franconian line with over 200 paintings was transferred to Berlin. Both had established the almost legendary reputation of the margravial castle in the centuries before.

In the 16th century, margrave Georg Friedrich already collected portraits of family members at Plassenburg Castle. After his death in 1603, Margrave Christian of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, a descendant son of the Brandenburg Elector Johann Georg, founded the younger Brandenburg-Bayreuth line and expanded the collection of paintings. His brother Joachim Ernst inherited the margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach in the same year.

The special guided tour with Kathrin Külow, head of the palace department, provides an overview of the portrait gallery presented today in the Grunewald hunting lodge, which includes portraits from the 16th to the 19th century, brief information on the sitters and insights into the development of the princely portrait.

Language: German

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Price: €8.00

Reduced price: €6.00
Dates
May 2024
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