Since 1971, Berlin's KPM porcelain collection has been displayed in the Charlottenburg Palace Park's Belvedere, a viewing pavilion designed by the architect Carl Gotthard Langhans in 1788 for King Frederick William II of Prussia. It is the most significant public collection of Berlin porcelain, and one of the capital's most outstanding specialised collections. Its holdings consist of works dating back to the manufacturing periods of Wilhelm Caspar Wegely (1751-1757), Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky (1761-1763) and, beginning in 1763, Frederick II.
The collection is divided into three sections: porcelain for tea and coffee, table services and interior decoration. Delicate cherub paintings, cups commemorating liberation from Napoleon's occupation, table services from the Rococo and Classicism periods, refined showpiece vases with views of royal palaces and gardens, as well as much more, offer fascinating discoveries for people with varying interests.
Charlottenburg, Belvedere in the Palace Park.
Spandauer Damm 20-24, 14059 Berlin
1 April to 31 October:
Tuesday to Friday noon to 5 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10 am to 5 pm
1 November to 31 March:
Tuesday to Sunday noon to 4 pm, closed on Monday
Admission: 2 € / 1.50 € reduced (tour not included)
Phone: +49 30 320 91 445