Please note the changed opening hours of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin since 16 April 2024. More


Homme de lettres
Federic. The King at his Writing Desk

06.07.2012 to 30.09.2012

The exhibition 'Homme de lettres - Féderic: The King at his Writing Desk' traces the broad spectrum of Frederick the Great's literary output and its impact. The exhibition revolves around several key questions such as: how did governance, conducted from the monarch's study, actually work? What did dominion over Prussia look like when seen from the perspective of the king's writing desk? What was the intellectual context in which Frederick's historical and political works were written? What was the dynastic and intellectual background to Frederick's correspondence?

Other areas covered in the exhibition are Frederick as a musician and composer, the portrayal of the king as a literary figure in films of the twentieth century, Frederick's relation to his hounds and his trusted confidants (his lector and lords-in waiting).

An exhibition organized by the Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz

The exhibition is being held as part of a wider series of events called 'Art - King - Enlightenment', coordinated by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation in honour of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Frederick the Great on 24 January 2012.

10785 Berlin

wheelchair accessible

U-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz
S-Bahn: Potsdamer Platz
Bus: Potsdamer Brücke, Potsdamer Platz Bhf / Voßstraße, Kulturforum, Philharmonie

Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00

Opening times on public holidays Opening Hours

Annual ticket Classic Plus all exhibitions
100,00 EUR Concessions 50,00
Classic Plus: all exhibitions

Annual membership Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

from just 25,00 EUR

Annual Passes for the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Tel 030 - 266 42 42 42 (Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm)
Questions | Bookings | Feedback

Related Links

Website 'Art - King - Enlightenment'