Cecilienhof Palace, built from 1913–17 according to plans by Paul Schultze in the style of a country manor, was the last palace erected by the Hohenzollerns. Emperor William II had the residence constructed for his oldest son, Crown Prince William. Until 1945 it was the home of the crown prince and princess, William and Cecilie of Prussia, who had previously resided in the Marble Palace.
To play down the true dimensions of the 176-room structure, the architect cleverly grouped its individual building components around several courtyards.
1945, the summit meeting of World War II’s victorious powers took place here, attended by the “Big Three” – the American president Harry S. Truman, the British prime minister Winston Churchill (followed by his successor Clement Attlee), and the Soviet head of state Joseph Stalin.
Tour language is English. Participation costs 10,- €
Registration is required.
If you want to experience another guided tour, the following tour’s schedule would be compatible: Guided Tour “Prussian Versailles – Sanssouci Palace and Park in Potsdam”.
Image: Schloss Cecilienhof, Fotograf Leo Seidel © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin Brandenburg