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Sanssouci Palace

Park Sanssouci, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
0331.96 94-200
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Parks, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-century palace, reminiscent of the grandeur of Versailles, is surrounded by a magnificent 600-acre park.
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Ostergotland County, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Only an hour from Berlin by train, Potsdam, the home of Sans Souci is a can't miss for readers of history. If you are not familiar with Frederick the Great, this is your chance to see the palace he designed for himself. It was a home with little room for visitors, which is why he built the Neues Palais nearby.... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

we drove all the way to this palace with its surrounding gardens and unfortunately were unable to get tickets to see the interiors as the line up was 3 hours. so its better to have tickets in hand before undertaking this trip. the gardens surrounding this palace are beautiful and well maintained. its a long drive though to get there!

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Bitburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I had been to the gardens before and was impressed by the fountains and and graves of Frederick the Great's dogs. There was no grave for his wife. There was no room for his wife in the palace either. Instead it was the ultimate man cave, with impressive entry corridors and charming statues, a wood-paneled library, a music room, guest... More

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very interesting visit but beware the officious staff who managed to completely ruin our visit with very tactless behaviour. Such a complete contrast from the wonderful experience we have had everywhere else from such welcoming people!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must see palace. Time slots to access, so book early, and coordinate with other palace time slots.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I bought online-tickets for a one day visit of several Palaces in Potsdam and Berlin. We spent the whole day in the domain of Sanssouci in Potsdam where you have several palaces and attractions to visit. Just beautiful ! Many palaces are renovated with great care - amazing interiors. Friendly staff. I surely recommend this visit !

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St Christophe d'Arthabaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Definitely take a guided tour, you will understand better how unusual this palace is and be able to appreciate its history.

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delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Sanssouci Palace is the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is smaller than its French Baroque counterpart,The palace was build to fulfill King Frederick's need for a private residence where he... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Started out in a bad way when we had been told it would take about 20 minutes to get there (it took almost an hour) and went downhill from there. Whilst the outside looked beautiful, the high admission price did not include a 'photo pass' which was an extra 3 Eruo (obviously another way of making more money off tourists)inside... More

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The palace is an easy 30- 40 minute ride from Berlin. It takes you into the mind and heart of 18th-century Prussian King Frederick the Great . The Royal "Summer Palace" is surrounded by gardens, terraces and buildings that are part of this huge complex. You can visit the Frederick 's grave, where you can find potatoes instead of flowers,... More

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