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Address: Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Phone Number: 0331.96 94-200
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-century palace, reminiscent of the...
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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Private Tour: Berlin Highlights and Potsdam Palaces

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A journey back in time to the golden century

Visiting the most important castle of a total of nine in Potsdam is an absolute must. Make sure to buy a combined ticket so you can take the tour through the different historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Visiting the most important castle of a total of nine in Potsdam is an absolute must. Make sure to buy a combined ticket so you can take the tour through the different historical sites. The beauty and well preserved character of this palace is absolutely incredible. Make sure to bue a photo ticket at the enterance to avoid getting send... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had an easy journey on the S bahn from Berlin, even managing to navigate a shuttle bus because of a tunnel under repair. Visit to Palaces and park was ruined by lack of good signage and decent and helpful staff. We got a timed entrance for Sans Souci and bought the expensive ticket giving access to all the palaces.... More 

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

By scheduled audio-guided tour only, a visit to Frederick the Greats 'vineyard' at Potsdam should not be missed. The sumptuous rococco decor of his summer pleasure palace is stunning, but not overpoweringly so as the French baroque style. The library, music room and marble hall are of particular note. Tickets can be puchased on-line in advance. Photography is not permitted... More 

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Algarve, Portugal
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beatifull palace in a great spot with lots of gardens reall worth a visit Frederiks prefered Palace Interesting explanations

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Atlanta
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

On a gorgeous day in Berlin we drove to Potsdam to spend the day at Schlosssouci. To think this was a vacation home! It is draped in such ineffable splendour. The grounds are vast, the views are enrapturing, and there are several unique buildings and gardens to enjoy. I'll never forget how the powder blue yellow of the main palace... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Built by Frederick the Great in the eighteenth century, this is a must-see attraction if you are visiting Berlin and its surroundings. The castle is built at the summit of a terraced hill (the terraces are planted with vines which must be among the most northerly in Europe), and was intended as a summer palace rather than as the setting... More 

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Monza, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Sanssouci Palace is part of the must see attraction in the park. The audio guide as very useful and decorations of each room are worth a visit. Place this as one of the first destination when visiting the park. To avoid queue, do drop by early in the morning to purchase tickets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The S7 goes straight to potsdam . It took me 40 mins from Warschauser station. Turn right coming out of the station and get the X 15 bus straight to Sansoucci. They limit the numbers so book in advance. I had to wait about 1 hour 40 mins. I got the all palace day pass and with the welcome card... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

From Berlin, it's totally worth it to go to Potsdam and visit the Sanssouci Palace. It's close and you can easily plan to spend the whole day there. The castle is beautifully crafted but I'm not sure it's worth it to pay the price to go inside considering that Germany is full of other beautiful (cheaper) castles. However, the gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Potsdam is close to Berlin by train. From there, one can take a bus or a city tour bus taking you to the Sanssouci park and castle. The whole castle was build on 1 floor only by Frederic II the Great. It is an example of rococo style. From the outside, the building is beautiful. There was a very large... More 

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