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Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Neues Palais, Gartenseite
© SPSG. Foto: Michael Lüder
Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Neues Palais, Gartenseite © SPSG. Foto: Michael Lüder
Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Neues Palais, Blick von Norden
© SPSG. Foto: Hans Bach
Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Neues Palais, Blick von Norden © SPSG. Foto: Hans Bach
Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Neues Palais, Marmorsaal
© Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Foto: Gerhard Murza, 1994
Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Neues Palais, Marmorsaal © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, Foto: Gerhard Murza, 1994
Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Neues Palais, Schlosstheater
© Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg
Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Neues Palais, Schlosstheater © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

At the western end of the main promenade in Sanssouci Parc, known as the Hauptallee, rises a monumental palace building, the New Palace, whose high tambour, or drummed cupola, is recognizable from quite a distance. This colossal, architectural complex clearly served an official, representative function, in sharp contrast to the intimate, and rather modest, vineyard palace. 
The interior is filled with luxurious ceremonial halls, magnificant galleries and richly designed private suites. The New Palace is also home to works of art and decorative objects from the 18th century in their original surroundings as well as the Sanssouci Palace theatre which is located in the southern wing. 
The New Palace was the last palace built by Frederik the Great in this park. It's opulence and grandeur served as a clear reminder of the continuing power of the Prussian state after years of deprivation caused by the Seven Years' War (1756-63). Frederick himself rarely stayed at the palace and it was later used predominantely as guest apartments and for festivities. It was not until the reign of Wilhelm II, Germany's last emperor, that the New Palace became the main royal residence.

Opening hours,

Winter Season

1. November 2022 - 31. March 2023

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:30
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday-Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Last entry

30 minutes before closing

Summer Season

1. April 2023 - 31. October 2023

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
Last entry

30 minutes before closing

A visit to the New Palais is subject to fixed admission times. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. for the respective day at the visitor center at the New Palais. During museums visits, all official health protection regulations apply (SARS-CoV-2 “Containment Regulations”). Please take note of on-site signs and markers as well as of instructions from staff in order to comply with the hygiene and distance regulations. The maximum number of visitors is limited. Disinfection options are available. Wearing protection over one’s mouth and nose (e.g. a mask) is mandatory.

  • 1. January 11:00 - 16:30
  • 25. December closed
  • 26. December regular
  • 31. December 10:00 - 14:00

Location,

Am Neuen Palais, 14469 Potsdam

Telephone,

+49 (331) 96 94-200

Website,

www.spsg.de/schloesser-g…

Email,

[javascript protected email address]

Prices,

Admission price 10,00 €

Time slot tickets must be booked for the visit (also by sanssouci+ holders). These are available exclusively at the Sanssouci visitor centers (An der Historischen Mühle and at the Neues Palais).

Reduced price 7,00 €

Exhibitions

Events

Weihnachten im Grottensaal des Neuen Palais, Zeitgenössisches Motiv
© SPSG

New Palace

Kaiserliche Weihnachten

Christmas tour in the New Palace

Guided Tour

Digital

Tickets

Admission price

10,00 €

Time slot tickets must be booked for the visit (also by sanssouci+ holders). These are available exclusively at the Sanssouci visitor centers (An der Historischen Mühle and at the Neues Palais).

Reduced price

7,00 €

Services

  • Museum Shop

Service Telephone

+49 (331) 96 94-200

Accessibility

Audioguides

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