Guided tour with Palace Director Dr Margrit Schulze, SPSG
As a modern socialite, Frederick William I invited guests to the Tobacco College in Königs Wusterhausen Palace every evening. In a relaxed atmosphere, mainly the military elite as well as court scholars and jesters met there and smoked from long-stemmed Dutch clay pipes.
Tobacco, a colonial product, spread throughout Europe from the beginning of the 17th century and was originally regarded as a remedy. While tobacco smoke was initially used as a defence against the plague, the emphasis shifted more and more towards a stimulant that promoted sociability.
As part of the theme year Prince - Emperor - Colonies
(Program in German)
Reduced price: €8.00