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. Use our Potsdam holiday planner to add Sanssouci Palace and other attractions to your Potsdam vacation plans.
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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • August 18, 2017
    An interesting and very nice place to visit (both closet and garden). The price of the attraction is not cheap.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    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 was the summer palace of a former King of Prussia and built during the eighteenth century. Instead of taking a short and rather expensive guided tour, I would suggest you going for a walk through the beautiful parks and gardens surrounding the main building instead. You will discover remote buildings, mysterious caves and beautiful fountains.
  • Top marks for the place. Magnificent buildings and gardens.History at its best. We will definitely be going back there.
  • A beautiful palace built and designed with a lot of care and philosophy. There is a sequence of rooms each arranged to play its special role. A guided tour must be booked to enter.
  • A beautiful palace very close to Berlin. A nice afternoon spent in most perfect ambience. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful castle. A lot of walking can be done here. It's is almost magical

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