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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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  • Certainly recommended for people interested in history. Loveless threaded extension cords, Spaxschrauben in the floor and mobile heating systems you may not bother however.
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  • Arrived at 10:00, we were able to have an immediate entry to the Castle. We took the audio tour in french (included in the price) and visited at our own pace without be pressed by the guards. Beautiful pieces actually. Take the time to see the Park and the other palaces. Reduction with the Berlin welcome card.
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  • Well worth the trip from Berlin. Despite restoration work most rooms accessible. Guides only in German and audio even in Russian but not in Dutch.
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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