Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam
Categories: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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. Use our Potsdam holiday planner to add Sanssouci Palace and other attractions to your Potsdam vacation plans.
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The palace is absolutely beautiful and the gardens are splendid. It is great to walk around the gardens. It is certainly a highlight of any trip to the area
A great trip out of Berlin to enjoy historic Potsdam, this was the retreat of Frederick the Great. Really well worth wandering around and taking many pictures.
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The place is beautiful, especially from the park side go in, terraced vineyard creates a grand approach to Schloss Sanssouci. It is the oldest building in the park. If it is hard for you to walk from one building to another, you may take the bus on the street to save some walking. You may purchase the ticket for this building and Neues Palais at the same time to save time.
Worth checking out. Take a guide if you can. Hearing the stories behind the history makes all the different. I took a Sandeman tour and loved it!
Definitely quite a sight. The park and restored buildings make for quite an authentic atmosphere. Make sure the weather is good and plan a whole day in Potsdam if you want to visit. The park is massive and very well maintained. Park entry is free (donations welcome), if you want to visit the buildings from the inside you have to pay a small amount.
Sanssouci is a French word meaning 'without' 'care' and this name clearly explained the intention of the Prussian Emperor to build this palace. Built in the 18C, it was a summer palace for the Prussian Royal family. The King wanted to stay in a place close to the nature so he instructed the architect to design a decent one-storey palace with a well laid-out garden at front, linking by a 6 layers of steps which was grown with grapevines.
Smaller inside than you might think, but the exquisite Rococo interiors are well worth it. Come here early in the day, as timed tickets can be booked out for hours.
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