Königs Wusterhausen Castle was one of the favourite places of the “Soldier King” Frederick William In Prussia. The King used the Renaissance castle, which was originally a medieval castle, as a hunting lodge and residence. It was in Königs Wusterhausen that Frederick William I developed his reform plans and started to build up his battalion of bodyguards, known as the “Potsdam Giants”. There are many legendary tales about the “Tobacco Cabinet”, a group of military men and “educated merry” councillors convened each evening by the King, which informally debated questions of politics, morality and religion.
Once inside (guided tours only), visitors will be given a superb insight into the life and royal living quarters of Frederick William I and his time, when Prussia’s rise to becoming a major European power started.