The Stunning rococo Sanssouci Palace and its verdant gardens and terraced vineyards were the summer home of Friedrich the Great.
© Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
This UNESCO World Heritage Site, built between 1745 and 1747, is known for its treasures inside and out.
Highlights include the white and gold Marble Hall reception area, loosely based on the Pantheon in Rome, the many paintings by one of Friedrich’s favorite artists, Antoine Watteau, and the Voltaire Room, with its carvings of birds, flowers and fruits, named after the French philosopher and frequent palace guest. The large landscaped park is dotted with fountains, with faux ruins and classical statues among the many points of interest. Also at Sanssouci is the splendid Neues Palace (New Palace), added to commemorate the end of the Seven Year’s War, a reconstructed Dutch windmill, the Orangerie, which houses a gallery, and the Drachenhaus (Dragon House), a pagoda-style building that now holds a pleasant café for park visitors.
Sanssouci is located in Potsdam, just outside of Berlin, and is easily accessible by public transportation and car. The site, which stretches out for 2 kilometers west of Potsdam’s city center, is open later from Spring to Fall; music festivals are held annually on the grounds. The palace and individual buildings require ticket purchase for entry; many are only accessible with an official guided tour. Day tickets and family tickets providing access to multiple museums are available. If you are visiting with children don’t miss the Historische Mühle (Historical Windmill).
Gallery (in German)
Potsdamer Platz 114469 Potsdam
- +49 331 96 94 20 0
- Opening Hours
- 01.04. - 31.10.: Tu-Sun 10-18
01.11. - 31.03.: Tue-Sun 10-17
- Admission Fee
- 12,- Euro, red. 8,- Euro
Source: Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
| Last edited: 27. July 2018