We offer groups the opportunity to tour the exhibition on a date of their own choosing, accompanied by a personal guide.
Number of persons: The ideal group size is 15 persons. From 20 upwards, we divide participants into smaller groups and employ two or more guides. The guided tour can be in German and/or English.
Dates: By arrangement with you, providing that it is within our normal opening hours of 10am to 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays.
Prices: German tour: €60.00 guide fee + €10.00 per person
English tour: €75.00 guide fee + €10.00 per person
Duration: approximately 1½ hours
Latest start: 4pm
Please let us know your preferred date per e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. If this is still available, then your booking should be made at least two weeks in advance.
If you have any further questions, please contact us on 030 39009-472.
The final number of participants must be communicated to us eight working days before the date, after which we will be unable to accept any changes.
The full amount will be charged to you seven working days before the tour is due to take place.
The tour begins with an overview of the history of KPM and of porcelain production from the time of Frederick the Great to the present day. You will see original KPM dining services together with fascinating items from Frederick II’s personal collection and be able to admire our design classic, the Urbino service by Trude Petri.
A highlight of the exhibition is the visit to the Historische Ringkammerofenhalle (Historic Kiln Hall) where porcelain was fired until the 1960s. Here you will also learn about the individual stages of production, from the preparation of the liquid clay to shaping, firing and ultimately painting. Visitors are actively encouraged to touch the exhibits. In addition, there is the opportunity to look over the shoulder of a porcelain painter as she decorates selected pieces and answers questions on the fine art of porcelain painting.
Then it’s on to our Modern Living area where the latest KPM creations and collaborative undertakings with various partners and artists are on display. These include one of the latest Birkenstock models created in partnership with KPM and KPM LAB porcelain for the kitchen, which has been developed from laboratory-standard porcelains.
The tour then proceeds via the Boccherini Saal, complete with festively laid table, to our KPM DYM. Here you will find out everything about the production of our porcelain, from the raw clay to the finished cup. What materials are used in the manufacture of porcelain? How does kaolin feel to the touch? How is a plaster mould formed? What does the firing process involve? Here too, touching is not only allowed – it is actively encouraged!
Last on the itinerary is our model cellar. Approximately 150,000 porcelain moulds and models are stored here. The individual KPM designers are also on show.
We will be happy to adapt the content to suit special interests.