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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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  • I'm always amazed how did rulers lived I the past. Gold on each step nice paintings on walls, big rooms... You will get audio guide. Only each hour or so people can enter. No flash allowed.  more »
  • Built by Frederick the Great, who is buried here with his 11 dogs. Very beautiful white and gold palace in Potsdam. Nice grounds -- didn't go inside.  more »
  • Don't miss Sanssouci palace of Potsdam when you are in Berlin. Get an audio guide or guided tour for very interesting information.  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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