Entering the Park from the east you will first walk towards Sanssouci Palace. It was Frederick the Great's favourite place serving him as summer residence, sanctuary in difficult times and pleasure palace in which he wanted to enjoy his private life. The name Sanssouci – without a care – should be understood as both the primary wish and leitmotif of the king, because this was the place where he most preferred to retreat in the company of his dogs. Frederick the Great wanted to grow plums, figs and wine at the gates of Potsdam. The extraordinary view inspired him to build his summer residence on the terraces.
The palace was built between 1745 and 1747 by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff according to the king's ideas and sketches. It is considered the main work of German rococo architecture. The rooms, which are characterised by splendour and elegance, are still originally furnished. They exhibit masterpieces by Watteau, Panini and Pesne.
All official health protection requirements as well as the applicable hygiene and safety regulations apply to your visit. You can get your castle ticket in the SPSG ticket shop and – if still available – at the ticket office.
For digital exploration, use the “Park Sanssouci” app from the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg – on site during your visit or from the comfort of your own home. You can download the app from Google Play (Android devices) or the App Store (macOS devices). The multimedia guide is available in German, German Sign Language (DGS), plain language and English. Free WiFi is available in the SPSG castles, so that you can also access the digital guide on site with your own mobile device.
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