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Neues Palais

Am Neuen Palais 10 | Potsdam, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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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44 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

When I visited Neues Palais 14 years, the Grotto Hall and the Marble Hall were the most beautiful rooms of the entire Sanssouci Park. The Neues Palais has deteriorated and is under renovation. As consequence, Grotto Hall and the Marble Hall were closed until 2017. There is really no point visiting the other rooms if you have seen Sanssouci, Neues... More

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Culemborg, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

What a difference with my visit in 2007. In that year this palace was better than Sanssouci. But with Eastern 2014 this palace was a ripp off. To begin you had to wear slippers. When your shoes were too thick your shoes were pushed backyards. The result: half your feet was outside the slipper and you felt the side of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We saw pictures of the main halls in some flyers and went to see mainly them. No one bothered to mention, that they are under construction up until 2017. Also the staff was RUDE! Worst of them was this older redhead lady whos job was apparently to look out after felt slippers. She got mad when my friend put the... More

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Regensburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We didn't have much time to spend in Potsdam, It is true, the place is under reconstruction, it is clear there is still a lot of work to be done, but inside it was quite surprising and nice. The ticket costs 8 EUR/ person( 6 EUR reduced). The tours are scheduled every 20 minutes or so. At the entrance we... More

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Banbridge
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25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Lovely gardens on the edge of the Havel river picturesque to say the least and there is a lovely brewery and restaurant in the grounds (Meierei Im Neuen Garten)

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cairo - egypt
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I love palaces, it was the first thing to see in Potsdam after arriving by train because of its location near the main station. The building was begun in 1763 to celebrate Prussia’s success after the end of the Seven Years' War, under Frederick the Great and was completed in 1769. Opposite to the palace’s westward-opening court of honour are... More

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