Ephraim Palace (Ephraim-Palais)
A rococo palace turned art and culture museum, Ephraim-Palais is as much an attraction for its striking building as for its exhibitions. Learn about the history of the palace, built in 1762 by Veitel Heine Ephraim, King Friedrich II’s court jeweler, and see one of the palace’s most striking features by climbing its grand spiral staircase.
Historically nicknamed “The Most Beautiful Corner in Berlin,” Ephraim-Palais is located in the Mitte neighborhood of central Berlin. Discover exhibitions focused on the art, culture, and political history of Berlin during a visit. Travelers that are interested in sightseeing may want to investigate the Berlin Pass, a single pass that offers entry to over 50 attractions including the Ephraim-Palais Museum.
Things to know before you go
- Ephraim-Palais is a must-see attraction for travelers interested in history, art, architecture, and culture.
- Admission is free for anyone under 18 and for all on the first Wednesday of each month.
- The museum hosts concerts on Friday evenings; check the website for details.
- Family-friendly workshops and events are frequently offered; check the museum’s calendar.
How to get there
Ephraim-Palais is located on the River Spree in the central Berlin neighborhood of Mitte, at Poststrasse 16. The museum is a short walk from the U-Bahn stop at Bhf Klosterstrasse or the S-Bahn and U-Bahn at Alexanderplatz. Nearby attractions include the Zille Museum and the Markisches Museum.
When to get there
The museum is open Thursday through Sunday (and closed Monday through Wednesday). Hours are from 10am to 6pm. Travelers interested in art and culture may want to investigate annual events including Berlin Art Week in September, the Long Night of Museums in August, and the Berlin Short Film Festival in June.
Network of Museums
The Ephraim-Palais Museum is part of a small network of museums in Berlin that also includes the Markisches Museum, the Knoblauchhaus Museum, St. Nicholas’ Church Museum, and the Museum Village Düppel. All of these attractions offer a unique lens into local history.
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