Schloss Neuhardenberg
A Place and its History


Quilitz – Neu-Hardenberg – Marxwalde – Neuhardenberg: A place associated with major and minor historic events, from the Prussian (‘Stein-Hardenberg’) reforms to the 20 July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler and the Socialist ‘show village’ Marxwalde and, not least, the closed meetings of the German Federal Cabinet held here in 2003 and 2004.

Frederick the Great, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Karl August Fürst von Hardenberg, Peter Joseph Lenné, Hermann Fürst von Pückler-Muskau, Carl-Hans Graf von Hardenberg, Theodor Fontane, Werner von Haeften, Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg, Sigmund Jähn (the ‘first German in space’), the famous weightlifter Ronny Weller: all of them are in some way connected to Neuhardenberg.  Historical events and cultural history are bundled here as if viewed through a magnifying glass.

The exhibition Schloss Neuhardenberg. A Place and its History has been elaborately redesigned in 2019 and now illustrates the remarkably eventful history of the castle, of the von Hardenberg family and of this small village in Mark Brandenburg in a different way: with the aid of a timeline and information boards with text, media installations with videos and recordings of oral history interviews as well as selected exhibits, it highlights how closely the history of this place is intertwined with the respective contemporary and cultural history contexts.

There is also an audio guide that provides more detailed information about the Neuhardenberg grounds available for walks through the park and the complex of buildings that belong to the castle.

Schloss Neuhardenberg
A Place and its History


  • Wednesday, 01.01.2020 –
    Wednesday, 30.12.2020

Exhibition Hall

until 27 March and
from 7 December
Saturdays and Sundays

28. March to 25 October
Tuesdays to Sundays
and on public holidays

26. October to 6 December
Wednesdays to Sundays
(on event days up to start of event)

€ 4 / concessions € 3
Audio guide:
€ 4 (plus € 10 deposit)