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Sanssouci Palace

Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
0331.96 94-200
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Potsdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Parks, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-century palace, reminiscent of the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Parks, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

you can pass the internal tour and just walk around and enjoy the . great garden but dont forget to cee the great balcony infrom of the palace

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Interesting history with insight into Frederick the Great. The home is called a palace but it is a small palace on the large grounds that have beautiful gardens. We took the audio tour as our guide was not allowed to go with us. Glad we went bit would not repeat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The vision that Frederick put into the whole concept of Sanssouci is worth the trip from Berlin - go early and get the full time to see around all the grounds as well as the palace itself - Potsdam itself is well worth the time, so plan a proper day trip to here and you won't be disappointed.

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Limassol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Such a beautiful palace, well worth the visit but try and get there in the summer or spring so you can enjoy the palace gardens. We were there in December when it was bitterly cold and windy so we didn't get the full beauty of the place. We were shocked by the extremely rude and unfriendly staff at the entrance... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I took the S-bahn to Potsdam to visit Schloss Sanssouci during my time in Berlin. I was unfortunately pretty underwhelmed by the palace tour and didn't really think it was worth it's entrance fee. You are given an audioguide and paraded around the palace room to room by an employee. I visited in winter though and when I had gone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Walked the parks, saw all the buildings and did the tour.such a lovely day out. Non German audio tour takes about 40 minutes, such a different palace from the usual. As it is December no queues but still busy. Take bus 295 from rail station all the way round to near front entrance . If you gave a day pass... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was a wonderful part of Potsdam a must see for every tourist we enjoyed the palaces, the gardens, the walks from one palace to the next it was amazing how beautiful they really are! The tour was great, must purchase souvenirs from the shops as we did! It was a whole day for us but a fantastic and romantic... More 

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st louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The trains were on strike so we had to take a commercial tour to Potsdam. The tour was pretty brief so we did not see everything we hoped to see. I like to picture Voltaire and the philosophy king having philosophical dinners there. The best approach would be to take the train, use a hop on hop off tour to... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

So easy to get by the city bus in Postdam. This place is amazingly beautiful and bring to the mind a very especial historical time in Germany. Don't miss it if you are in Berlin, a short train ride and a local bus. The outside is great but get inside the building also!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

After reeding the feedbacks we were very disappointed. It is nothing compared to Versailles. The trip from Berlin is badly organised (there currently are some road works in Potsdam and bus lines are confused). 12€ for a 40min round, you can't even stay as long as you want in the rooms and get literally pushed over by the very rude... More 

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