Chinese House in Sanssouci Park

Frederick the Great (Frederick II.) enjoyed the intimate atmosphere of this Chinese pavilion, which provided an exotic escape for him. The luxurious Chinese House in the deer garden of Sanssouci Park illustrates the fashion that influenced many royal cultures in Europe in the 18th century.

Life-sized, golden figures can be found outside—either presented as single figures, or arranged in groups around the House. Also there are fairytale-like Chinese musicians and tea-drinking men and women with exotic character that blend well with the columns in the shape of golden palm trees.

The interior captivates with a large ceiling painting. The Painting is showing a Chinese social gathering in an illusionic architectural setting. To this day this building fascinates through its unusual shape and its figures, which play instruments, smoke tobacco, and drink tea. Frederick the Great, whose Chinoiserie passion was influenced by his sister Wilhelmine, wanted to be taken to an imaginative world. This escape is now open to the public to enjoy.

 Opening hours:

01.05.2019 - 31.10.2019
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30

 Price information:

Adult: 4,00 €
Reduced: 3,00 €

 Getting there:

by bicycle (a service of komoot GmbH)
by public transport (a service of VBB)
by train (a service of Bahn AG)
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