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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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  • So small, so beautiful. Built in just 2 short years, just a dozen rooms, but such design, such detail. From the moment you walk in, your eyes will be delighted by the almost over the top art, everywhe...  more »
  • The Summer Palace of Frederik the Great, built in the Baroque, it was thought to rival Versailles and was built between 1745 and 1747... the palace whose name is taken from the Sans Souci ( without co...  more »
  • What you should know: it is possible to purchase a combination ticket. With this, you have the opportunity to both Castle Sanssouci than even the new Palais to visit. When buying the tickets on it, make sure that these are concrete time-bound. So when Castle Sanssouci purchase a ticket for example 13.00, then can you participate so that only in this guide to 13:00! You should also note that if you buy a combination ticket. The Palace tour itself takes approx. 50 minutes with personal leadership. It is well structured, is limited to the essentials and is to visit with children. It is in the Castle Sanssouci a well restored building that demonstrates very well the splendour and prosperity by Friedrich Wilhelm II.. A visit is worthwhile in any case.
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  • Amazing gardens and interesting palace. The audio tour is very illuminating.
  • 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.
  • This private residence of King Frederick the Great is a great example of German rococo. The audio guide is interesting. Well worth the relatively high price.
  • Really nice and beautiful place, perfect to spend some time with your family. Free entrance to the gardens and park.
  • The palace and area is amazing but in the weekends are too crowded. Still a nice place. Reserve at least 2 hours for this place