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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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  • Pretty town and with different architectural attractions, Dutch Russian zone area, Royal Palace. The Palace has a huge garden with stream and individual buildings worth seeing for their great diversity.
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  • Can definitely recommend the tour! Nice to walk in the gardens especially in the summer. Negative is tgat they demand 3€ to take pictures 
  • You can reach this palace by S-Bahn train directly from Berlin and a visit is highly recommended. Stunning features and plenty to see. 
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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