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Sanssouci Park, Potsdam

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Walk through the shaded rows of more than 3,000 fruit trees at Potsdam's Sanssouci Park. Surrounding the beautiful Sanssouci Palace, the park features 287 hectares (700 acres) of landscaped lawns, Baroque flower gardens, monumental statues, and fountains. You can tour the impressive collection of porcelain at the park's 18th-century Chinese teahouse. Then check out the 18 m (60 ft) tall Great Fountain in front of the grand palace. Consider bringing a picnic to enjoy at one of the many spots that overlook the palace grounds. Make Sanssouci Park a centerpiece of your Potsdam vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Potsdam trip planning tool .
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  • Built in part by Peter Joseph Lenné, the most talented landscape gardener Prussia, Sanssouci Park takes about 300 hectares and has several hundred species of trees. Various palaces and buildings were constructed between 1744 and 1860. A world heritage site since the year 1990, it is a combination of landscape and architecture is without doubt one of the most successful of its kind in Germany. Among the series of small gardens don't miss the Sicilian garden, situated in the Renaissance style.
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  • The park is so well maintained. The canal/lake had frozen over and people were playing ice hockey and skating on it. It was extremely vibrant. Loved it.  more »
  • At first I went to the bridge near the palace (its the same entrance). It was a winter day with rain and fog, which contributed to the atmosphere. next step was going down to the garden, A very preety...  more »
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  • This palace was amazing! Absolutely gorgeous. The outside is spectacular but the inside will blow your mind. We went with Viking River Cruises and our guide was very knowledgeable. The only thing I did not like was the 2 euro charge to take photos inside the palace. It is worth it though. I had chosen not to pay, and I regret it because of the considerable beauty inside. Highly recommended visit.
  • Great place to visit. A must if you come to Potsdam for sure. A guided visit is recommended so that you get the full picture of what the gardens represent. In winter the statues are covered with small sheds, so you'd better come in summer.
  • Beautiful place to spend some time. Incredible old world craftsmanship. Lovely setting. Great views. Memorable stop on our trip.
  • A beautiful palace and park area with some historical content and well preserved rooms considering the time and events past. The detail and craft past artisans have put into the buildings will be interesting to those who like historical buildings and architecture.
  • We visited on a cold rainy day in December. All the statues were protected by wooden boxes and the gardens were ready for the winter. This is far from the best time to see the Park, but to truly understand a garden, you should know it in all its seasons.

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