Rheinsberg Castle is located about 100 km northwest of Berlin in the Ruppiner Land. The place captivates with its picturesque location on Lake Grienericksee.
The romantic castle and the wonderful surroundings make Rheinsberg one of the most popular excursion destinations in Brandenburg.
Behind Rheinsberg Castle there is a landing stage for passenger ships that offer tours through the Rheinsberg lake landscape.
The Rheinsberg Palace is home to the Kurt Tucholsky Literature Museum.
March 9, 2019
The castle changed owners several times in the beginning. It wasn't until 1736 that Crown Prince Friedrich II moved into the palace with his wife Elisabeth Christine. In 1740 Friedrich became king after the death of his father and left Rheinsberg Castle. Four years later he gave it to his younger brother Heinrich, who lived there for the rest of his life.
After an anecdote by Theodor Fontane, Heinrich loved one of his aides. Since the king did not like this, Heinrich had to remove the man from the castle. Heinrich gave his friend a castle, just an hour's drive from Rheinsberg Castle. So the king's command was fulfilled and both could see each other regularly.
May 31, 2018
Garden portal with Corinthian groups of columns, next to it the sandstone sculptures of Pomona and Flora, at the end of the main avenue, the extended north-south axis of the castle as the entrance to the park, built according to plans by the architect von Knobelsdorff (* 1699, † 1753),
with a view through the park, over the billiard bridge from Rhin, to the castle.
December 28, 2017
Rheinsberg Castle is located in the municipality of Rheinsberg, about 100 km northwest of Berlin in the Ostprignitz-Ruppin district.
The palace on the east bank of the Grienericksee is considered a prime example of the so-called Frederician Rococo and also served as a model for Sanssouci Palace.
November 16, 2020
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