Rheinsberg Castle

Rheinsberg Castle


Formerly a court of the Muses, today a museum

Rheinsberg Castle is picturesquely situated on Brandenburg’s Grienericksee lake surrounded by one of Germany’s most beautiful landscaped gardens, which was once used as a pleasure garden. The castle was built by architect Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. From 1736 to 1740 Frederick the Great built a court of the Muses in Rheinsberg, where he liked to stay as Crown Prince. After his coronation, his brother Prince Heinrich of Prussia took over Rheinsberg Palace. The magnificent building also became famous through the literary descriptions of Theodor Fontane, who wrote several times about Rheinsberg Castle during his wanderings through the Mark Brandenburg. Today, the beautifully restored castle is used by the Kurt Tucholsky Literature Museum, the Music Academy and Chamber Opera.


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