Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam

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Sanssouci Palace was the summer residence of the King of Prussia, Frederick the Great. Admire the palace's grand Rococo architecture, and stroll through landscaped gardens filled with fountains and marble statues. On the castle hill, you can find the king's tomb. Marvel at the opulent furnishings throughout. The Voltaire Room's woodcarvings of apes, parrots, cranes, storks, fruits, and flowers are a particular highlight. You can explore the palace on a guided tour in German or via audio guide (available in English); both are scheduled, so check the times when you arrive. Put Sanssouci Palace and other Potsdam attractions into our Potsdam travel itinerary planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Fabulous excursion to Potsdam. Can easily be reached by metro in the station of the city and then by bus you can strap in approximately 15/20 minutes. Spectacular visit of the gardens and the huge park surrounding the Castle. Not to be missed!
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  • An interesting and very nice place to visit (both closet and garden). The price of the attraction is not cheap.  more »
  • The Sanssouci Palace and grounds are amazing and you could easily spend all day here exploring all the different buildings and gardens or hit the highlights in a couple of hours. Be prepared for a lot...  more »
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  • Sanssouci Palace is almost magical! Our oldest daughter had her wedding photography done here and the photos are stunning! We have visited again and found it to still be very lovely! It reminds me of Versailles in a smaller context. I highly recommend a visit here!
  • Famous castle built by Friedrich II of Prussia. Castle itself is actually rather small. Tours take about 40 minutes and start every ten minutes (tickets are sold for a specific tour time). Kids 6 and under go on tour for free. Castle gardens are famous in their own right, but a little dull during the winter months. Easy parking is available across the street, but slightly pricey (we paid 5 EUR for just over an hour). Public restrooms in both castle itself and ticket sales building, but both charge 50 cents per visit.
  • It is huge palace! Very nice and imposant place. Architecture is very different from other places in Berlin. If you have enough time you should enter, but I find it a bit expensive. It has too much tourist as well, so queue is long and waiting time was 30 minutes when I was there (May). Souvenir store is nice, small sized, but still a bit expensive (small bottle of water is 4.5 euros🤔). I liked the fact that there was none of foreign salesman who sale souvenirs on street.
  • It was apparently an expensive place to enter, but free to wander outside and take photos. It is a beautiful and unusual palace, looking more like a gigantic orangery than a place where Prussian rulers once held court. It is the outstanding building in a palace complex of many grand, oversized buildings.
  • Nice landscape and architecture! Must see...this is from a very cold day. It is probably 10X better in Spring..

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