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Sanssouci Palace

Park Sanssouci, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
0331.96 94-200
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Ranked #4 of 28 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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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Frederick the Great was a renaissance man. Sans Souci is a small country palace in Potsdam, just outside Berlin. There is an apartment for Frederick's good friend Voltaire. You can see the music room where there were small concerts. The grounds are manicured. The palace is on a hill, up many steps. On the grounds there is an old windmill,... More

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Leduc
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The palace and the gardens especially are fantastic...You can spend the day just see the gardens!!! the palace is cool but if you want to take pictures inside you have to pay 3 euro's just an fyi, but the gardens are the real draw for this place!!!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Small, very ornate summer palace of Frederik the Great. I especially loved it because it was small enough, that Frederick must have enjoyed every room. If you closed your eyes, you could see and hear Frederick in heated debate with scholars of his time such as Voltaire. He entertained his friends in this palace, as he apparently despised his wife,... More

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Hamilton, Ohio
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34 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Built by Frederick The Great in the 18th century.This is a smaller palace that is very ornate and surrounded by a park and gardens.This was his summer palace and the name translates"without cares".It is a nice place to spend half a day to tour the gardens and palace.Frederick is buried in the garden next to his beloved dogs.Potatoes are to... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We didn't care for this palace at all. Our tour took about 20 minutes. Even though we had a reservation for a specific time, the attendant let in lots of others who had later time frames. As a result, the tour was very crowded. The palace itself was fine, but not worth the time or money in our opinion. We... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Since we were already in the park we decided to visit this little palace.Our ticket had scheduled time and we waited about 30 minutes to get in.I paid 3 euro to take pictures inside but no flash is aloud. Palace has only 8 rooms and audio addresses each one of them in detail.Interesting items, paintings and furniture as well as... More

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PP
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This palace is but one palace in Potsdam. It is one of the first built there and smaller than the New Palace. The tour is through a single story of the building. An audio guide is provided that is informative. Frederick the Great had the palace built and it reflects his love of things French and the rococo style. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

very beautiful but very big. Requires lots of walking and some stairs. takes a while to see it all. but worthwhile.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Timed entry tickets, with audio guide is very informative, included in the price. it takes about 30 minutes to go through the rooms. Lots of great gilding and rococo details. The gardens are also wonderful and huge. Don't skip the separate painting gallery building. they have an excellent Caravaggio- though the pieces are hung opposite windows so the glare can... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This small castle is most impressive looked upon from the fountain at the bottom of the stairs leading up. The audioguided tour through the only 12 rooms take 30 minutes and the speak gives you a lot of info about other things. We had pre-booked a time-slot for our visit and could proceed directly to the entrance. However the place... More

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