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Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

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Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci, Mittelrisalit © SPSG. Foto: Roland Handrick © SPSG. Foto: Roland Handrick

No other palace is more closely connected with the personality of Frederick the Great than Sanssouci. The name Sanssouci  "without care" should be understood as the aspiration and leitmotif of the king, because it is here that he most preferred to withdraw from the world with his dogs. In the end, Frederick the Great's summer residence was both a favorite place and an important sanctuary for him in difficult times.
The location of the palace on the celebrated vineyard terraces and the originally preserved, 18th century interior decorations permit today's visitor to become immersed in the world of the philosophers from Sanssouci. The rooms are marked by elegance and tasteful displays of splendor. They also let the king's love for delightful surroundings, for the Prussian Arcadia, be clearly felt. It is interesting that the king desired to be buried in a grave on the highest vineyard terrace. Even in death, he wanted to be near his Sanssouci. His wish, although quite belated, was finally fulfilled in 1991.

Sanssouci Palace
14469 Potsdam

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+49 (331) 96 94-200
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Summer Season 2013

1. April 2021 - 31. October 2021

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Last entry
30 min. before closing

The Palace Kitchen is closed until further notice.


1. November 2021 - 31. March 2022

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 - 16:30
Last entry
30 minutes before closing
Admission price
14,00 €

Visits to Sanssouci Palace are bound to fixed admission times. Same-day tickets are available for purchase at palace registers as of 10 am. Because the number of admission tickets per day is limited, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance through our online ticket shop.

Reduced price
10,00 €
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