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Schloss Sanssouci

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  • Daniela

    No visit to Potsdam is complete without a detour to what is arguably the most famous attraction, Sanssouci Palace. Built in the Rococo style from 1745 to 1747 according to King Friedrich II's own sketches, the Weinbergschloss was the king's summer residence. The tour with audio guide is worthwhile - as is a long walk through the beautiful park.

    In the summer months, the vineyard terraces are particularly beautiful, and the motif of wine is also reflected in the design of the interior. If you want to admire the park and castle in peace in summer, you should get up early – or enjoy the evening hours.

    Opening hours and prices: potsdam-park-sanssouci.de/sanssouci.html

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    • May 1, 2015

  • MonacoTrail

    Where does it already exist that the central garden part of a palace complex is ultimately a kitchen garden whose design is optimized for the highest possible yield? And that already arose before the castle was completed on the top terrace - "my vineyard cottage" is said to have called it Frederick II. Country cultivation and country beautification as an expression of enlightened mind. 132 steps lead up to six terraces.

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    • July 4, 2017

  • Marco

    If you visit in winter, you have to accept that the figures are covered. Nevertheless, the plant has its charms also at the time of year.

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    • December 4, 2016

  • Tourguide

    The Sanssouci Park in Postdam is one of the most impressive and beautiful parks in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the UNESCO Commission: "Sanssouci Palace and Park, often referred to as Prussian Versailles, is a synthesis of 18th-century art movements in the cities and courtyards of Europe. The ensemble is an outstanding example of architectural creations and landscaping against the spiritual background of the monarchist state idea. "
    This park is just fantastically beautiful, so big that one day you can not completely visit it and one thing is certain: once it has been visited, it always stays in your memory. A visit is a must if you are in Potsdam!

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    • July 26, 2017

  • Philipp Schűtte

    Sanssouci Palace is located in the eastern part of Sanssouci Park and is one of the best-known Hohenzollern castles in the Brandenburg capital of Potsdam. According to his own sketches, the Prussian King Friedrich II had a small rococo summer palace built between 1745 and 1747. Wikipedia

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    • July 14, 2020

  • Peter Lustig

    A visit to the interior is worthwhile. The study and guest rooms are particularly impressive.

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    • May 7, 2019

  • JR56

    No other castle is as associated with the personality of Frederick the Great as his summer residence Sanssouci. It was completed after ideas of the king in 1747 by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff.

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    • April 26, 2019

  • Tom Spandau

    Sanssouci is and remains the highlight in Potsdam.

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    • July 1, 2017

  • Sebastian von Buddenbrock

    Go for a walk around Potsdam and see history. Even in times of Corona.

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    • May 3, 2020

  • Bonnie24

    In any case, watch, grandiose barely

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    • April 28, 2019

  • Tourguide

    Beautiful water features, whose fountain is located below the vineyard terraces and the castle.

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    • July 26, 2017

  • sed.ierksmeier

    Sanssouci - who was in Potsdam must have been here!

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    • August 8, 2017

  • Andreas

    Simply fantastic at any time of the year

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    • December 1, 2018

  • Dan

    The park with the castle is huge, a walk should be well planned in advance. An absolute highlight in Potsdam!

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    • August 29, 2020

  • Thomas ADFC Saar

    Frederick the Great acquired the around 300 BC in 1747. BC made bronze statue of the Antinous, the so-called "Praying Boy", and had it set up in a lattice pavilion on the exposed terrace on the vineyard terrace of Sanssouci Palace.
    freizeitundcoblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/17/die-bronzestatue-des-antinous-das-beruehmteste-stueck-der-antikensammlung-friedrichs-des-grossen

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    • August 26, 2018

  • Thomas Grams

    The water features are a dream

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    • June 22, 2017

  • Tourguide

    The Sanssouci Park in Postdam is one of the most impressive and beautiful parks in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the UNESCO Commission: "Sanssouci Palace and Park, often referred to as Prussian Versailles, is a synthesis of 18th-century art movements in the cities and courtyards of Europe. The ensemble is an outstanding example of architectural creations and landscaping against the spiritual background of the monarchist state idea. "
    This park is just fantastically beautiful, so big that one day you can not completely visit it and one thing is certain: once it has been visited, it always stays in your memory. A visit is a must if you are in Potsdam!

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    • July 28, 2017

  • Gerhard & die Hundeboygroup 🐾 👣 🐾

    Great building. History was written here!
    The figs on the stairs are also great 😀

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    • April 26, 2019

  • Lille and Me 🐾👣

    Because here in Potsdam it belongs to the unconditional "must see". Whoever did not see this was not in Potsdam. Now in the fall, most of the figures are packed, but not soo many visitors stream through the park. You are almost alone on the road

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    • November 25, 2018

  • RaMona

    During a guided tour with the big felt slippers through the lock "glide"

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    • June 28, 2019

  • Tourguide

    Fantastically beautiful and located directly by the castle.

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    • July 26, 2017

  • JR56

    Friedrich died in his chair on August 17, 1786 in Sanssouci Palace. Although he was otherwise decreed during his lifetime, his nephew and successor Friedrich Wilhelm II had him buried in the Potsdam Garrison Church in the crypt of the royal monument behind the altar at the side of his father Friedrich Wilhelm I.
    After his victory over the Prussian army at Jena and Auerstedt, Napoleon Bonaparte visited Potsdam on his march to Berlin on October 25, 1806 in the midst of his generals. His words, "One would not have come this far if Friedrich were still alive," probably did not fall - as is often claimed - at the king's tomb in the Garrison Church, but in Friedrich's apartment in the Potsdam City Palace.
    Out of respect for the personality of Frederick the Great, Napoleon placed the garrison church under his personal protection.
    In 1943 the coffins of the kings ended up in an air force bunker in Eiche, in March 1945 first in a mine near Bernterode, then in Marburg Castle and in 1947 in the Elisabeth Church there. On the initiative of Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, they came to the chapel of Hohenzollern Castle in 1952.
    On August 17, 1991, the king's last will was fulfilled and his coffin was transported to Potsdam to be buried on the terrace of Sanssouci in the crypt that was still there. Friedrich had stipulated in his will that he should be buried there at night with a small entourage and by the light of a lantern. That corresponded to his philosophical claim. Instead, the burial was a kind of state funeral. Since then, a simple stone slab has marked and adorned his grave.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_II._(Preu%C3%9Fen)

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    • May 6, 2019

  • Wieby 🚲 🥾 🎒 🧗🏼‍♀️

    If you are in Potsdam you shouldn't miss a visit to the castle, very nice and recommendable

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    • August 11, 2020

  • Tbrnds

    Crypt in which Frederick the Great was buried on 17 August 1991.

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    • June 6, 2017


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