Neues Palais

Neues Palais

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Recommended by 528 out of 557 cyclists


  • Siegfried LG

    The New Palace is a castle on the west side of the park Sanssouci in Potsdam. The construction was begun in 1763 after the end of the Seven Years War under Frederick the Great and completed in 1769. It is considered the last significant castle of Baroque in Prussia. Friedrich had not planned it as a royal residence, but as a castle for guests of his court. Emperor Wilhelm II made the New Palace from 1888 to 1918 permanently his summer residence.Managed by the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, the castle is accessible as a museum. In the communs, the former business buildings, faculties and parts of the administration of the University of Potsdam are housed.In the far west, still behind the front of the New Palace and the Mopke, the castle park is completed by the Communs. Purpose and name of the two buildings corresponded to the model of the Grand Commun at the Palace of Versailles. As established there in direct relation to the palace, they also served in addition to the accommodation of its kitchens and other economic areas as accommodation for guests and officials of the king and their servants. After having been improved by architect Jean Laurent Legeay, Carl von Gontard erected these representative buildings in the years 1766 to 1769. Large double-flighted staircases, colonnades, domes and a rich ornamentation do not reveal the formerly practical purpose. Their connection over the colonnade arch with the triumphal gate make them a unified whole and give the New Palace an effective counterpart, before even further west uninhabited forest areas join. Additional buildings were built in 1769 for the Guard in the south and the Kastellan in the north.Source:

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    • September 21, 2017

  • Jochen M.

    well that's just university buildings

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    • August 23, 2018

  • Hannah

    With the chirping of the cicadas, this large square with its complex buildings looked like an abandoned empire. This place is really impressive.

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    • May 9, 2020

  • Jule

    A great view, if you come from Golm.

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    • September 10, 2017

  • Uwe.Reiter

    the New Palace, Frederick II's magnificent building for receptions and celebrations

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    • October 30, 2017

  • Tom Spandau

    Not only Sanssouci is beautiful.

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    • June 27, 2018

  • Klaus Hoffmann

    It's great to look at this impressive architecture!

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Ha Hi

    Southwest at the end of the square between the New Palace and the Communs stands the former guard of Carl von Gontard (1768/69) in which there is now a visitor center with residence and free information, cashier, tourist shop, toilets (!) And Café.
    Those interested in architecture (for recent edifices) should view the faculty library in the southwest courtyard of the Communs. Entrance is from the back to the west.
     In the university area, there is also a cafeteria, where you can eat something cheap. A café & restaurant "Fredersdorf" is within sight of the New Palace at the exit of the park.

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    • September 23, 2018

  • Elfriede

    Interesting royal architecture, today used by the university.

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    • October 13, 2018

  • Onki

    The best way to start directly from oak ...

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Herr H

    Historical place; Entrance to the castle park, especially on late summer afternoons, when all tourists are already on their way.

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    • July 20, 2019

  • Kevin

    New Palace

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    • July 22, 2019

  • Martinik

    The brick of the plant are not Bachstones, but only painted - for cost reasons.Typical monarchy, always dazzle and deceive.

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    • August 31, 2019

  • Mike

    The way is always worthwhile.

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    • September 8, 2019

  • Maik

    Beautiful park that can be visited in every season. A very impressive green area with great buildings.The New Palace is a castle on the west side of Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. Construction began in 1763 after the end of the Seven Years' War under Frederick the Great and was completed in 1769. It is considered to be the last significant palace complex of the Baroque period in Prussia and one of the main works of the Frederick Rococo. Friedrich hadn't planned it as a royal residence, but as a castle for guests of his court. Kaiser Wilhelm II made the New Palace his main residence from 1888 to 1918.Source:

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    • December 27, 2019

  • wolfsmensch uffn Velo

    Cycling is only allowed on the economy path. Does not matter. You can walk the few steps to the sights

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    • February 14, 2020

  • Holger

    Manorial splendor of Prussian history along the way

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    • June 12, 2020

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