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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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Naples, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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athens
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The gardens are lovely and deserves to sit there for hours. For the interior will need to tilt the ticket for a specific time.

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Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife loves to see Europe's palaces so she really wanted to visit Potsdam to see Sansoucci Palace. It's highly recommend in many tourist books. It's about a 50 minute train ride from Berlin and will take the better part of a day. They assign you an entry time and if you're not there by 11:00AM you probably won't get... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A fantastic palace that you must visit on your trip in Potsdam. Its very easy to get there from the Potsdam Bahnhof. Sanssouci Palace is had a large complex surround the palace. A gre at garden view and pools. You should try to discover the whole palace, its really beautiful. Usually I went there for summer recreation, and this place... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Sans Souci is easily reached on a daytrip from Berlin. With an ABC ticket it only costs 6.50Euros return. We walked through the park from the Charlottenhof station-about a 30 minute walk, following the signposts. If you haven't booked on-line in advance get there by 10 because timed tickets for San Souci sell out quickly. We bought the all day... More

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Provo, Utah, United States
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This area is beautiful whether you go in the palaces or not. We chose to buy a Plus pass that got us into anything available for the day in the park. In the Rick Steves' book it says to get there by 10 a.m. and you'll get right in. We got there by 10 a.m. and many tickets were already... More

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Natanya, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ok, so the palace is gorgeous, worth the 12 ot 13 euros, especially if you use the audio guide which is full of interesting info! With the AG the visit takes about 40-45 minutes, without , probably 20. BE ADVISED, tickets are numbered and by the hour so better order them as early as possible. we arrived there, took our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The summer palace of Frederick the Great...it reveals his incredible taste and even though i dislike Rococo this is very fine. The audio tour tells you about his life and interests and the palace is ravishing.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Sans Souci means without concern. Certainly this is a place where you can relax and try to imagine you were on holiday with one of Europe's most interesting monarches. One should not compare Sans Souci with Versaille, because if you compare anywhere with Versaille, you would probably feel underwhelmed. I think it is very useful to know a little about... More

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channel islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have visited several times with my Berliner friend and we have never before discovered King Frederick's Picture Gallery. For some reason there is only one small white sign directing visitors to it on the left hand side of the terrace. Personally I found the building itself more interesting than than many of the pictures (bought on a "trolley dash"... More

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