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Sanssouci Palace, Photo: PMSG/SPSG, André Stiebitz
Sanssouci Palace © SPSG/Peter Adamik
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Orangerie Sanssouci © TMB-Fotoarchiv/Frenkel/SPSG
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Sanssouci Palace and Park

No other palace is so closely linked with the personality of Frederick the Great as Sanssouci Palace. The king’s summer residence was ultimately his favorite place and sanctuary in difficult times. Frederick the Great wanted to cultivate plums, figs, and wine on Potsdam’s doorstep. In 1744, he had a terraced garden designed in Sanssouci Park for this reason. But, due to the exceptionally beautiful view, he conceived of a summer residence above the terraces just a year later. The New Palace and picture gallery were constructed in subsequent years, while the slopes of the grounds were used as flower and vegetable gardens.
Today, you will find Frederick II’s tomb on the palace hill. On the pile of ruins to the north of the palace, artificial ruins from the ancient world concealed a water basin. The king was most attached to the lavish waterworks, which only worked properly after the construction of the steam engine building in the 19th century.
The Baroque garden, which had gone out of fashion in the meantime, was redesigned in the style of a landscape park under Frederick the Great’s successors and was expanded by Frederick William IV by structures such as Charlottenhof Palace, the Orangery, and the Roman Baths. They were meant to bring part of Italy to his native country. Today, Sanssouci Park provides a breathtaking backdrop for events such as the Potsdam Court concerts and musical festivals.






 
No other palace is so closely linked with the personality of Frederick the Great as Sanssouci Palace. The king’s summer residence was ultimately his favorite place and sanctuary in difficult times. Frederick the Great wanted to cultivate plums, figs, and wine on Potsdam’s doorstep. In 1744, he had a terraced garden designed in Sanssouci Park for this reason. But, due to the exceptionally beautiful view, he conceived of a summer residence above the terraces just a year later. The New Palace and picture gallery were constructed in subsequent years, while the slopes of the grounds were used as flower and vegetable gardens.
Today, you will find Frederick II’s tomb on the palace hill. On the pile of ruins to the north of the palace, artificial ruins from the ancient world concealed a water basin. The king was most attached to the lavish waterworks, which only worked properly after the construction of the steam engine building in the 19th century.
The Baroque garden, which had gone out of fashion in the meantime, was redesigned in the style of a landscape park under Frederick the Great’s successors and was expanded by Frederick William IV by structures such as Charlottenhof Palace, the Orangery, and the Roman Baths. They were meant to bring part of Italy to his native country. Today, Sanssouci Park provides a breathtaking backdrop for events such as the Potsdam Court concerts and musical festivals.






 

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adult
price EUR 12,00
reduced
price EUR 8,00

openinghours

For the period: 01.11.2018 - 31.03.2019
Tue. 10:00 - 16:30
Wed. 10:00 - 16:30
Thu. 10:00 - 16:30
Fri. 10:00 - 16:30
Sat. 10:00 - 16:30
Sun. 10:00 - 16:30
The openinghours will change at 01.04.2019.
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