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Neues Palais

Address: Am Neuen Palais, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Phone Number: ( 0) 331 96 94-200
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Ranked #8 of 53 things to do in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Sans Souci Park in Potsdam is home to a half-dozen palaces, including the best-known (from which the park takes its name). However, the most impressive of all is the Neues Palais, a remarkable confection which is largely baroque on the outside and rococo on in the inside. It was built as a guest house by Frederick the Great (who preferred... More 

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Smithville, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Visited and this is one place that you will want to visit if you are into history. Would highly recommend this site as a must visit.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Be very careful when booking your time slot to enter the palace! We paid for a combined ticket to Sansoussi & Neues Palace, and were booked onto the time slots recommended by the people at the ticket office at Sansoussi. This was based on the the length of the tour times and time to get to the Neues palace (when... More 

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Wittenberg, Germany
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This palace is situated at the western end of the garden-palatial ensemble of Frederick the Great. This has (is ) being extensively renovated and is most impressive in its use of marble - a must for palace fans

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
90 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

The buildings are impressive. Beautiful architecture, huge gardens, interesting decoration. To understand better it's relations with the history of German, I suggest you to get a guide tour.

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cape coral florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a marvelous historical building. Can't tell you how much we enjoyed it. Trouble was that we booked a "private tour" of the site with PotsdamTourismus ( I think this is the official tourist office ) and the guide merely gave us the audio guide given to all visitors and then her input to our visit was to merely tell... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Make sure you see this palace when visiting Potsdam. It is the largest summer palace in Europe and truly breathtaking. The renovations will be finished in 2017 but still worth a visit. Great grounds for hiking or bicycle rides.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Huge building on the west side of Sanssouci Park, one of those places, when you think you go in and never go out... But here - it takes about 30 minutes or less to go around exhibitions inside. In August 2013 large parts of surrounding areas and some parts of building itself fenced off for much needed refurbishements. Included in... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The building is great from the outside. But inside, it is fairly sparse, not what we were expecting from a royal palace. You do get a chance to wear gigantic clown slippers over your shows, and to practice your shuffle technique, in an effort to preserve the floors. But if you are short on time, Sans Souci would be a... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The New Palace is some minutes away from the Sanssouci Palace walking through the park. The new palace has some weird decoration that you do not expect in a Palace. It is included in the complex ticket that you get in the Sanssouci Palace.

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