A Place and its History
Quilitz – Neu-Hardenberg – Marxwalde – Neuhardenberg: The estate has always been 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 like seen through a magnifying glass.
The exhibition 'Schloss Neuhardenberg. A Place and its History.' was 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.
€ 4.00 / concessions € 3.00
From April to October, the ground floor of the castle is open to the public on Sundays and public holidays. Half-hour guided tours of the castle offer an insight into the history of the complex of buildings and its current use.
Admission tickets are available from the Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg shop, which also stocks a selection of literature about the castle and the village, as well as publications by the Schloss Neuhardenberg Foundation.