The Marble Palace was built starting in 1787 for Frederick William II in accordance with the plans of Carl of Gontard. The interior finish with its early classicistic furnishings was completed long after the king’s death (1797) in 1845. The concert hall, the adjacent anteroom and the oriental cabinet were some of the numerous rooms created by Carl Gotthard Langhans, who took over construction management after Gontard. From the upper floor you have a fantastic view over the New Garden, the lake Heiliger See and the Havel landscape.
The grotto hall, concert hall and living areas of the king are gorgeously decorated with inlaid work, silk coverings, stucco works, marble chimneys, paintings and handcrafts. The sumptuous English Wedgewood ceramics are outstanding.