Potsdam Palace Night

19 August 2017

One summer night each year, the parks and palaces of Sanssouci in Potsdam celebrate the bygone pomp and glory of the Prussian Kings.

The Potsdam Palace Night makes the pompous lives of the Prussian kings come alive. For a few hours, the gardens, temples and palaces around Sanssouci Palace open their doors for visitors and allow them a glimpse into the baroque lifestyle of Frederick the Great and his royal contemporaries.

Sanssouci, the former summer residence of said Frederick the Great, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site embedded in an extensive park landscape conceived by famed landscape architect Peter Lenné. During Potsdam Palace Night, both park and buildings are brilliantly illuminated and peopled by illustrious figures.

Programme of the Potsdam Palace Night

Throughout the gardens, visitors are greeted by musicians playing classical tunes. Dance and theatre performances give visitors an insight into popular attractions from centuries ago while a number of informal lectures acquaint inquiring minds with the thoughts and visions of society the 18th century.

Fireworks over Sanssouci at midnight

Dressed up actors wearing costumes from an era long gone promenade between the Orangerie and the New Palais, the Chinese Tea House and the Roman Baths all evening. The Potsdam Palace Night culminates in a fireworks display at midnight.

Potsdam Palace Night Tickets

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Sanssouci Park in Potsdam on the map

Address: Potsdam Palace Night
14469 Potsdam
Opening Hours: 17:00 - 02:00
Admission Fee: From about 47 Euros per person, free admission for children under 14. (Please note that the number of tickets is limited and that tickets may sell out quickly.)
Useful hints: Visitors may not bring their own food. Numerous food stands on site provide a wide range of culinary refreshments.

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