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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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Manila, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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215 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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18 helpful votes 18 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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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We visited as part of an organised tour. Our group was split between two guides; our guide was was excellent, providing an interesting and informative experience. Although the place was busy, the organisation of the tour meant that we had plenty of time to see and learn about the history of the palace.This applied to the outside and each of... More

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Bucuresti
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

At first it might not look so great since it takes a while until they will finish all the restoration works, but it's a really beautiful palace, with a big garden, it's beautiful to see even in the winter.

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Ostergotland County, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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

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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