Potsdam Palace Night

Potsdam Palace Night

17 and 18 August 2018

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

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    Concert room at New Palais in Potsdam Sanssouci
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The Potsdam Palace Night makes the pompous lives of the Prussian kings come alive. For two days, 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.

Brilliantly illuminated park and buildings

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 the society of 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 on both Friday and Saturday.

Sanssouci Park in Potsdam on the map

Address
Maulbeerallee
14469 Potsdam
Opening Hours
Friday from 18:00, Saturday from 17:00
Admission Fee
About 41 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 booths on site provide a wide range of culinary refreshments.

Public transportation

Bus

Photo Gallery (in German)

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| Last edited: 9. August 2018