Sanssouci Palace

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Sanssouci Palace
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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.
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Stefanos B
Thessaloniki, Greece102 contributions
Must visit place !
Dec 2019
Built by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, as his summer palace. Frederick's grave is actually there , together with the graves of his dogs. A must visit place.
Written 16 November 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Beautiful
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is built in mid 1700s and is commissioned by Frederick the Great as his summer palace. The palace is beautifully built. Loved the yellow and green colour combination.
Written 6 November 2020
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dhs9909
Bern, Switzerland361 contributions
A Must-See in Potsdam
Aug 2020
Sanssouci is one of the most beautiful castles in Germany. The exterior is beautifully integrated into the landscape and the interior is breathtaking
Written 14 September 2020
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Bernard W
Zeist, The Netherlands230 contributions
A lot of Rococo
Jul 2020
There are only 11 rooms in the Palace open for visitors. Due to Corona circumstances only a few people are allowed to get in, so there was a lot of rime to explore each room, without being hindered by other visitors walking around. The nice thing is that the bedrooms were all different, which makes the visit different from others where all the rooms look the same after a while. People who like the rococo-style will be very enthusiastic about some of the rooms.
Written 5 August 2020
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E M
Putten, The Netherlands374 contributions
Art and nice surroundings
Jul 2020 • Couples
In this Palace there was the possibility to visit the art gallery, with famous work. But also the surroundings are very nice to walk through.
Written 19 July 2020
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Ealgian
New York City, NY194 contributions
Sprawling gardens and creaky hallways
Aug 2019
The exterior landscapes and architecture of this palace are so different from what can be found in nearby Berlin. You really do sense the age and history of the place, which has been restored post war.
If you show up early in the morning before the interior palace tours begin, you can walk around some of the gardens before most visitors have shown up, and try to get a sense for what life may have been like here in centuries past. Definitely book tickets online in advance so you don't need to wait in any long lines at the main palace building entrance. Bring picnic food and water with you to avoid the price gouging at nearby food stalls. The staff inside the various facilities are approachable and helpful.
Note in 2019, some of the palace buildings used different ticketing systems, which means you may need to walk to multiple locations to pick up different kinds of tickets, which is somewhat annoying. Wear good walking shoes because the entire site is large, if you intend to walk it.
Written 5 July 2020
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Simioespia
Munich, Germany126 contributions
nice park and views
Jun 2020 • Family
Nice place to visit, great palace views, well maintained, incredible park with fontaine. Easy to walk with kids and stroller.
Written 26 June 2020
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Steven v
2 contributions
Poor
Aug 2019
Don't go to Sans Souci Palace and expect to see the interior without booking a place beforehand.
My wife and I were refused entrance because, we were so rudely told, 'the palace is too small, the computer couldn't handle another two visitors and we had no reservation.'
I told a staff member that we had travelled from France expressly to see the castle's interior, and asked if she could make an exception for two elderly visitors who had travelled from abroad. Her rude refusal was astonishing, but she did offer tickets for the following day, but as were due to leave Berlin soon afterwards, that was not an option for us.
I e-mailed two complaints; in German and in English, but the castle's management has not had the courtesy to reply.
We're not going back there. Be warned.
Written 24 June 2020
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Wim
Antwerp, Belgium284 contributions
Excellent place for a photo shoot
Jun 2020
Excellent place for a photo shoot;
parking space available;
looks like little Versailles;
clean , well-maintained
Written 17 June 2020
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Jenny201110
Belleville, IL474 contributions
A beautiful palace in Potsdam
Aug 2019
The Palace of Sanssouci was Friedrich the Great's 18th-century palace. It preserved a rich history and art at that time. It is not as large as some fames palaces in the world, but each room and the garden amazingly beautiful. Friedrich the Great used the palace to entertain his male friends only. His beloved dog was buried there.
Written 17 May 2020
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