New Chambers, Sanssouci Palace

Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

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Neue Kammern mit historischer Mühle, Park Sanssouci © SPSG. Foto: Wolfgang Pfauder © SPSG. Foto: Wolfgang Pfauder

In 1771, Frederick the Great had his Orangerie – which had been erected in 1745 by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff – redesigned as a guesthouse. Johann Christian Unger managed the refurbishment of the building, which is located directly next to Sanssouci Palace. Its simple and almost austere facade does not hint at the glamour and festive atmosphere of the interior. The decoration of the rooms is characteristic of a late and very high-quality Rococo.
At the centre of the New Chambers, Sanssouci Palace (Neue Kammern am Schloss Sanssouci) lies the Jaspis Room lined with precious stones and topped off with a large ceiling fresco with a depiction of Venus. In the Ovid Gallery, a room in the style of a French mirror gallery, 14 gilded stucco reliefs delight visitors with the blazing sensuality of motifs taken from Ovid's "Metamorphoses". The guest rooms are designed as wood-inlay, lacquer and picture cabinets. Especially notable are the inlay cabinets designed by the Spindler brothers.

New Chambers, Sanssouci Palace
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam

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Summer Season 2013

1. April 2019 - 31. October 2019

Monday
closed
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Last entry
30 min. before closing
Winter Season

1. November 2019 - 31. March 2020

Monday - Sunday
closed
Admission price
6,00 €
Reduced price
5,00 €

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