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Sanssouci Palace

Park Sanssouci, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
0331.96 94-200
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Ranked #4 of 32 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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The Netherlands
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Super easy to get to with the S-bahn directly to Sanssouci Park and bus (or walk) to the entrance. A combination ticket provides entrance to the Neues and Sanssouci Palaces and the "must see" Chinese Tea House (via Shuttle Bus). Magnificient interiors with stunning marquetry, furniture, porcelain, paintings, sculptures and innovative landscaping. Audio guide is a must as it explains... More

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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We used a tour to get to the palace. Quite modest dimensions given the original owner but beautiful and peaceful hence the 'without care' name. A must.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Sansoucci Palace was a big disappointment after having been to Charlottenburg Palace Berlin, Wilanow Palace Warsaw,and Versaillie in Paris, it was pretty grubby and very small.The "guards" stationed in every room were so unpleasant , behaving like the KGB, watching everyone like hawks. The entrance price plus 3 Euros for the kitchen that took all of five minutes to visit... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As part of my solo Berlin Travel, I went to Potsdam particularly at Schloss Sanssouci. I wanted to focus in the palace alone and it's nearby surroundings and I find the place to be as relaxing as ever. The landscape was quite fascinating and I find it extravagant. What I like most is the panoramic view of the garden of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Quick 20 minutes express train ride to Potsdam from Berlin Zoo station which seemed to be only available during weekends. Take note that the normal train ride will take much longer. Upon reaching Potsdam HBF, head out to the main exit where there is a bus terminal. Take bus number 695 which takes a bigger loop for sight seeing where... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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118 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great palace surrounded by superb park. Timed tickets. Best way to do it - is to book online on https://tickets.spsg.de/ where you can buy combined ticket for all Potsdam palaces (few exclusions) - only Sanssouci is timed, the rest of them at your leisure. Big car park just to the north-west from palace (the other side of Historic Windmill), where... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

i loved schloss sans souci! the perfect details of each and every room and the flair of the art's execution is arresting. it's majesty is not in the size or magniture of the place but really in the careful execution of each and every details painstakingly carved or painted. i'm glad to have gone to see first hand this frederician... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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352 reviews 352 reviews
310 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Sanssouci Palace is recommended as a first stop in Postdam. Here you can buy the tickets for the hole complex. The palace is very nice to visit and it has a nice view of the gardens and its staircase.

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109 reviews 109 reviews
64 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

because you gotta love a place that the owner, fred the great, added home made Roman ruins. Must have been fun to be fred the great, anyway, pretty neat summer home for something almost 300 years old. Anything else I typed would be a duplicate of what is already here. Remember, if it's not baroque, don't fix it.

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Geelong, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you've seen other palaces you will be underwhelmed. we found it confusing to understand what our pre-booked tickets entitled us to. The whole experience doesn't knit together well, wandered about in confusion for half an hour uppn arrival with ticket/info shop closed until 10am. Neues Palace was a couple of kms walk away on the same ticket and was... More

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