Park Sanssouci

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    Not only Schloss Sanssouci or the Neue Palais impress, but the surrounding castle park alone is a real feast for the eyes. Even if you do not care about the old walls, you can spend hours on the paths between the meadows, along the streams and under the trees.

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    • March 14, 2018

  • Johnny

    The New Chambers in Sanssouci Park were built between 1771 and 1775 for Frederick the Great. The building to the west of Sanssouci Palace is the counterpart to the gallery to the east. Both buildings flank the summer palace.
    Source and more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neue_Kammern
    More pictures and information: spsg.de/schloesser-gaerten/objekt/neue-kammern

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    • December 19, 2016

  • Tina Sierpinski

    The pleasure palace Frederick the Great with its magnificent gardens is a myth. A real eye-catcher is the large fountain in front of the main staircase flanked by the vineyard terraces.

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    • September 30, 2018

  • JR56

    Gardening at the highest level
    Sanssouci - this is not only the castle of the Old Fritz, his beloved refuge with a wide view over Potsdam. Sanssouci is, above all, the park with the unique terrace complex and the magnificent fountain in the center, world famous and in 1990 included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. For over 250 years, the highest garden art has been combined here with the works of the most capable architects and sculptors of their time.
    In 1743, Frederick the Great himself planned his castle with the terraced area dedicated to winegrowing and had his burial ground here. Later King Frederick William IV had the garden between the private castle Sanssouci and the mighty New Palace again significantly expand. Friedrichs French pleasure garden was interwoven with the picturesque landscaped park of the 19th century and complemented by fascinating natural settings and magnificent buildings of classicism and romanticism.
    Today, visitors can walk through the changing styles of exquisite gardening. The aesthetics and philosophy of the former inhabitants of these palaces can be discovered in perfectly shaped garden areas, architectures, water features or over 1,000 sculptures.
    The approximately 300-acre Park Sanssouci has an east-west extension of more than two kilometers, for a detailed tour you should plan your time. Almost 60 gardeners lovingly care for beds, hedges, trees and extensive meadows. The splendid ground floor at the foot of Sanssouci Palace is decorated twice a year with over 230,000 plants modeled on the historical model.
    spsg.de/schloesser-gaerten/objekt/park-sanssouci

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    • May 6, 2019

  • Andreas

    Very nice facility ...

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    • December 1, 2018

  • JR56

    The Fontaine The Fontaine is up to 40 m high. The fountain with the large fountain is the main fountain in the park of Sanssouci on the 2 km long main avenue. On the Ruinenberg, the water for the main fountain is stored in a 10 million liter retention basin. Through the pumping station in the Breite Straße, the Fontaine is operated. In the fountain basin are numerous goldfish.
    potsdam-abc.de/verzeichnis/objekt.php?mandat=43210

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    • May 6, 2019

  • Thomas ADFC Saar

    Since 1750 twelve marble figures of gods and allegorical representations of the four elements surround the water basin: Mercury, the water "La pêche dans la mer", Apollo with the killed python, Diana bathing, the fire ... http: //www.linkfang. de / wiki / Schloss_Sanssouci

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    • August 26, 2018

  • JR56

    ... The roe deer and pheasant garden, which already touches on the area of the Japanese palace, is connected with the actual park of Sanssouci. One can not see anything more affable than this garden, which nature and art have alternately embellished. The long main avenue continues with those three bassins in a straight line, between trees, hedges, and green-bent side-passages, always through the same to the new castle.

    In the middle of this great main avenue is a magnificent round colonnade, after the drawing of the Freyherr von Knobelsdorf, but built only after his death, which finished in 1764, the order of the columns is Jonian. The external pillars are made of workpieces, the inside pillars of high-grade Marble colored marble, the main cornices and pedestals are of white Silesian marble. On Attica are leaded gilded vases and genii. The Colonade has two main entrances with large arches, on the center of which a sign with a floral wreath leading to the ends of the arch is placed. Up on the sides of the arch are figures of white marble, holding water jugs, until then the water is driven through the art mill, from where it falls again into the below-mentioned white marble shells. Between the big transparencies there are gilded groups, which should also give water. From the left side of the Colonade, the art mill is quite far from the Canal ...
    potsdam-chronik.de/index.php?title=Hauptallee

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    • May 6, 2019

  • JR56

    The pleasure garden of Sanssouci Palace, which stretches from the obelisk at the park entrance to the rondels below the New Chambers, was laid out in a classic French manner by Knobelsdorff. Between the areas with symmetrical paths, accurately cut hedges and numerous sculptures opens the baroque ground floor at the foot of the vineyard, the French Rondelle.
    The fountain with fountain was only in 1841 in operation. It is surrounded by marble benches and sculptures representing eight olympic gods and the four elements (mid-18th century, replaced since 2002 by true-to-original copies). The high marble columns with sculptures that stand in the parterres, created in 1843 Friedrich August Stüler. Especially for the fountain Frederick II had a water basin built on a hill behind the castle. From Ehrenhof you can see the Ruinenberg, so called, because Knobelsdorff and stage painter Innocente Bellavite decorated the basin with artificial ruins.
    berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3561636-3558930-schloss-sanssouci-in-potsdam.html

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    • May 6, 2019

  • JR56

    The pleasure garden of Sanssouci Palace, which stretches from the obelisk at the park entrance to the rondels below the New Chambers, was laid out in a classic French manner by Knobelsdorff. Between the areas with symmetrical paths, accurately cut hedges and numerous sculptures opens the baroque ground floor at the foot of the vineyard, the French Rondelle.
    The fountain with fountain was only in 1841 in operation. It is surrounded by marble benches and sculptures representing eight olympic gods and the four elements (mid-18th century, replaced since 2002 by true-to-original copies). The high marble columns with sculptures that stand in the parterres, created in 1843 Friedrich August Stüler. Especially for the fountain Frederick II had a water basin built on a hill behind the castle. From Ehrenhof you can see the Ruinenberg, so called because Knobelsdorff and stage painter Innocente Bellavite decorated the basin with artificial ruins.
    berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3561636-3558930-schloss-sanssouci-in-potsdam.html

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    • May 6, 2019

  • JR56

    The Neptungrotte in the park Sanssouci was built in the years 1751 to 1757 on the east side of the area in the course of planning numerous water games. The grotto is a unique monument from the time of Frederick the Great and an example of the combination of architecture and nature in the 18th century. The design is by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff (1699 -1753). Unfortunately, he no longer experienced the completion of the grotto. In the main view, the Neptune grotto forms a portal. On top of the grotto is the god of the sea "Neptune" with his trident, after which she was named. The interior decoration of the grotto consists of shells, reed flowers and crystals. The two side pillars of the grotto are decorated with four mutually standing shell-shaped marble basins. Due to technical ignorance the water games did not work at that time. Barely a hundred years later, at the time of Friedrich Wilhelm IV, they were put into operation after the construction of a pump house and with the help of the steam power of Borsig.
    reiseland-brandenburg.de/poi/potsdam/historische-baudenkmaeler-und-staetten/neptungrotte-im-park-sanssouci

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    • May 6, 2019

  • MW aus LE

    Always nice

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    • April 24, 2017

  • Naxxos

    On the main avenue is the Great Fountain overlooking the vineyard terrace.

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    • August 17, 2018

  • Jan

    Very beautiful! It's worth it!

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Cetina 🌈 🚵🏻 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🥾

    A highlight that you must not miss in Potsdam

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    • October 19, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The size of the parks and their diversity is simply impressive.

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    • December 8, 2018

  • Jan

    Very pretty!

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    • August 18, 2018

  • Tourguide

    Impressive and beautiful. Behind it is the historic mill.

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    • July 26, 2017

  • Andreas

    Very nice facility, it's worth it.

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    • December 1, 2018

  • Hardi

    Have a lot of time to look at everything in peace

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    • July 17, 2019

  • Thomas ADFC Saar

    An orangery was the predecessor building of the New Chambers. It was built in 1747 to plans by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorffs under Jan Bouman and ...
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neue_Kammern

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    • August 25, 2018

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