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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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  • If you're thinking of travelling to Potsdam to see the palace, bear in mind that "tours" are timed and you may have a wait. In fact it's an audio tour but accompanied by a single member of staff whose...  more »
  • A lovely little treasure which would have rated higher if not for the cold, unhelpful and rude staff that work there ...was so shocked! But still a beautiful building. 
  • It is always an experience through this castle to be led. The feeling remains alive due to its modest size, that was actually lived. A tour has something almost intimate. I have visited many castles, all were much larger and had this rather unwirklicher. Necessarily a guide book, this is the intensive and easier to understand. Then a visit to the grave of Frederick and his dogs and then a walk through the Park - great. That the ladies and gentlemen at that time Potsdam have chosen is still comprehensible to me.
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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