AUTUMN RESIDENCE OF THE SOLDIER KING
King Frederick William I, the famous "Soldier King," loved the town of Wusterhausen. Here he prepared for his reign, developed new ideas for a well-organized and frugal state administration and began building a respectable army, which became known as the "Long Guys". Frederick William I spent really nice days here with his family from August to November and made Königs Wusterhausen Palace his autumn residence. From here he ruled and at the same time practiced his great passion for hunting.
In addition to hunting, he convened his famous Tobacco College every evening, where politics were played out in convivial company and crude jokes. Visitors to the 16th-century building can gain an authentic insight into life and artistic creativity in Brandenburg-Prussia in the first half of the 18th century. The 40 pictures painted by the king himself have their own special charm. Along with the palace garden in Charlottenburg, the palace garden is one of the very early French Baroque gardens in the style of André Le Nôtre in the Berlin-Brandenburg region.
SUMMER SEASON | APRIL TO OCTOBER Valid: 01.04.2021 - 31.10.2021
Monday closed Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30