Expert guided tour on 22 years of the Palace Museum with Palace Director Dr. Margrit Schulze, SPSG
After the death of Frederick William I, Königs Wusterhausen Palace fell into oblivion and neglect. In the mid-19th century, on the initiative of Prussian King Frederick William IV and then his brother, King William I, later emperor, it was renovated and refurnished in the taste of the second half of the 19th century. Until 1913 it served as a hunting lodge for the Hohenzollerns.
After the end of the monarchy, the estate became the property of the Prussian Palace Department, which opened the palace to the public as a museum in 1927. After World War II, it first became the seat of the Soviet military administration before becoming a vocational school of the German Finance Administration and later the administrative headquarters of the city of Königs Wusterhausen. After the reassignment of the castle ensemble in 1991 and extensive construction and restoration measures, the castle museum was opened by the SPSG in 2000.
In a guided tour, castle director Dr. Margrit Schulze explains the eventful history of the castle's use after the death of the "soldier king" up to the present day.
(Program in German)