New Palace

Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

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Potsdam, Park Sanssouci, Neues Palais, Gartenseite © SPSG. Foto: Michael Lüder © SPSG. Foto: Michael Lüder

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.

New Palace
Am Neuen Palais
14469 Potsdam

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Summer Season

1. April 2020 - 31. October 2020

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.

Winter Season

1. November 2020 - 31. March 2021

Monday
10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
closed
Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 - 16:30
Last entry
30 minutes before closing
Admission price
10,00 €

Please note that you need a fixed entrance time ticket for a visit. The tickets are available at the Visitor's Center at the New Palace or at the Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill only.

Reduced price
7,00 €

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