Konferenz Nationaler Kultureinrichtungen

Orangerieschloss im Park Sanssouci (Foto: Reinhardt & Sommer/SPSG)

Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

Prussian palaces and historic garden artworks

The Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG) is entrusted with preserving some of the most exquisite and important Brandenburg-Prussian works of artistic, cultural and architectural history. Magnificent castles and historic garden artworks spanning four centuries continue to delight visitors today, whisking them away on an exciting journey through history – from the Baroque period to the early 20th century.

More than 30 publicly accessible palace museums are maintained by the SPSG, including the world-famous residences of the Hohenzollern dynasty: Sanssouci in Potsdam and Charlottenburg in Berlin. The Margraviate palaces of Rheinsberg, Oranienburg, Königs Wusterhausen, Paretz and Caputh are ideal destinations for day excursions in the state of Brandenburg. 

In the 19th century, the garden designer Peter Joseph Lenné combined the park grounds in Potsdam to create what is now a sprawling park that extends from Sanssouci to the Berlin Pfaueninsel. This unique ensemble was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1990.