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Neues Palais

Am Neuen Palais 10 | Potsdam, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
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Ranked #10 of 31 Attractions in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ostergotland County, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are a history buff, this is a can't miss part of a Potsdam trip. Part of the Sans Souci Royal Park, Frederick the Great created the Palais as a guest house as San Souci was too small. Eventually became the summer home of the Hohenzollerns. Wilhelm spent the last few days before WWI here.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The New Palace Neues Palais the building of the palace commenced at the end of the Seven Years' War, to celebrate Prussia’s success. Frederick the Great has demonstrate the power and glories of Prussia attributing it as fanfaronade, an excess of splendor in marble, stone and gilt For the King, the New Palace as explained by the guide was not... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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42 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

ok, not the nicest of castles but it has a value, some interesting rooms, is big. When we were there, the two biggest or most interesting rooms were closed for renovation, but still worth looking at

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Geneva, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Be ready to walk through a huge palais with oversized slippers. On the weekend, more rooms are open to the public that are closed during the week for renovations. These rooms smell musty and need to be ventilated especially now during the hot summer months. Overall, there are some really interesting rooms decorated with a silver motif. We especially liked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The biggest and the most remote from the city and the station the palace in Sansoussi. It is represented that to it it is better to reach by bus and to begin survey with it. Otherwise forces simply doesn't remain. The palace makes impression a little started and being reconstructed, especially with outside. Internal rooms remained much better. Though as... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The ballroom and the Grottensaal are closed (July 2014) due to Major Restauration. You can have a guided tour or an Audio guide. No more toilets in the Palace - only in the visitor Center near by.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

After walking throughout the gardens around Sanssouci, we visited the Neues Palace. This was interesting and not at all crowded. Unfortunately, visitors are required to wear protective covering on their feet to protect the original flooring. While this is understandable, this footwear nearly ruins the visit. Nevertheless, we did enjoy seeing the exhibits, paintings, and other items. We would have... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is the largest and only real Castle at Sans Souci. We had to get a ticket at the ticket office, quite a distance from the entrance to the Castle, despite we had a Premium-Tageskarte. You are offered an hour long audioguided tour in English. The two major attractions the "Grotten-" and "Marmorsaal" was closed due to renovation, and this... More

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Castro Valley, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Visiting this palace is not the best investment for your time and energy. The walls are a mess of peeled and faded paint. The slippers that visitors are obliged to wear are uncomfortable, awkward and even dangerously slippery underfoot. The free audio guide explains the interior in great detail, but I found I was too exasperated to pay full attention.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A very large palace and very tiring to go around. All the treasures are removed and only faded interiors and second rate art remain. Not worth the time and trouble to get to, although the shop here was the best of all the museum shops, a very good selection.

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