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Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-century palace, reminiscent of the grandeur of Versailles, is surrounded by a magnificent 600-acre park.more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
+49 331 9694200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I were here on a Gate1 tour. This was an Optional Excursion to Potsdam - Cecilienhof Palace and Sanssouci Palace. Sanssouci is the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles...More

Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place really blew me away. I loved every minute of it. Get there early because some tours require a scheduled time. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy the gardens around the compound.

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly not as large as many other palaces in Germany, this was apparently Frederick the Great’s favorite, and he had many from which to choose. It is not hard to see why. Each room is exquisitely designed and decorated, and no two are close to...More

Thank Fletch1946
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful October day. The gardens are lovely, the palaces have amazing artwork, the views are breathtaking, the story of Frederick the Great leave you asking questions. Absolutely worth visiting.

Thank Annie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relatively small palace, not to be compared to its contemporaries in many other European countries. They charge pretty good for what is on display. The tour, for which you need to sign up in advance, is not a traditional tour with a...More

Thank 844bj_rnw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Designed by Frederick the Greats architect George Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff and completed in 1747. Located in the Sanssouci Park

Thank Frances L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sanssouci Palace - constructed in 1747 was the summer residence of Frederick the Great. The name translates from French to ‘without a care’. Potsdam was Frederick's escape from the city. The park is beautiful and the history amazing.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This palace is a beautiful and well preserved jewel, sitting in a gorgeous park which on the day we visited was splendidly exhibiting its autumn colours. the Palace itself sits at the top of a set of steps and is slightly disproportionate in height (Frederick...More

Thank greeneyedmezzosop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. It was built 1745-47. We did not go inside, as we were part of a group walking through the gardens to visit the Neues (New) Palace. Sanssouci Palace is quite small. The...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This is an absolutely impressive building. A must see when your are visiting Potsdam. But one has to wait up to 2 hours Until you can get inside the museum.

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September 2, 2018|
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Response from mostafak707 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can it is an open park
September 2, 2018|
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Response from sion99 | Reviewed this property |
The Park is open from 08:00 until dusk but the buildings are closed Monday. I'm not sure where the steps you refer to are but if outside you can see them on Monday.
August 17, 2018|
Response from 376cynthias | Reviewed this property |
I found this information on a Potsdam website. I hope it helps: In 2018, the Potsdam Night of the Palaces celebrates its 20th anniversary. Having been revived with new splendour, this popular music festival has not only... More