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After a visit to the exhibitions at Schloss Biesdorf, a stopover in the
pretty café is worthwhile. Biesdorf Palace is a late-classical villa that is recognisable from afar
thanks to its distinctive octagonal tower. The elegant country house was built
in 1868 and is the oldest work by architect Heino Schmieden to survive in
Berlin. Schmieden and his partner Martin Gropius later designed the

Schloss Biesdorf
Schloss Biesdorf © visitBerlin, Foto: Jan Frontzek

The stately home - built on the highest point of the Barnim plateau - is a jewel in Berlin's monument landscape, alongside palaces such as Schönhausen, Glienicke or Friedrichsfelde - to name but a few - where there are only about 25 palaces, manor houses and palaces.

Today Biesdorf Palace, the municipal gallery of the Marzahn-Hellersdorf district, presents changing exhibitions free of charge and is a venue for events of all kinds - from concerts and guided tours to artist talks, lectures and literary formats. At Schloss Biesdorf you will see changing exhibitions of contemporary art on relevant social themes, often with a focus on urban areas. In addition, there is the regular presentation of the artistic heritage with a focus on the art of the GDR in cooperation with the Beeskow Art Archive. The experience in the castle is further complemented by a permanent exhibition on the eventful history and unique architecture of the building, as well as on its reconstruction.

The public park was designed by renowned landscape architect Alfred Brodersen in the English style with a pond, a historic ice house, winding paths, rolling lawns, and a valuable inventory of old deciduous trees and conifers. The gardens also contain a tea pavilion and a reading garden.

The villa’s screed cement façade dyed in a reddish tone is unique among historical buildings in Berlin. In the middle of the idyllic castle park of the plenty Biesdorf Palace you can enjoy home-baked cakes and pastries as well as fresh coffee specialities in the historical ambience and then continue on to the Wuhle valley hiking trail, into the Gardens of the World or into the old village of Marzahn.
Additional information
Daily from 10 - 18
Friday from 12 - 21
Tuesday closed


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