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Sanssouci Palace

Park Sanssouci, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
0331.96 94-200
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Potsdam
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Let me begin with saying that it's definitly worth the visit though bring you walking shoes and a lot blister bandages. It's best to visit this place in 2 days, 2 sunny and warm days, best in the end of spring or early summer. You can spend hours walking leasurely in the gigantic garden of sanssouci and Charlottenhof, Potsdam's hidden... More

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Olfen, Germany
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The gardens were only just starting to come away and so too early to enjoy the grounds, the Palace is nice but was a bit of an anti climax

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Bensheim, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I was there when it was veeery hot, which I wouldn't recommend as you don't have that much strength then and the grounds are very big so you should have some strength. Well, I walked through the palace with an audioguide which I would recommend, as the palace inside is otherwise boring. You learn a lot. It is not a... More

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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There are other palaces where you don't have to line up so long and you don't have to take the really boring, misleading tour. The New Chambers palace is right beside Sanssoucci and it is just as beautiful with no line ups. Also the staff at the ticket office in Sanssoucci are really rude...it is like the wall never came... More

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Brooklyn
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This lovely, teeny palace is well-worth the inconvenience of travel with a pack of people listening to audioguides. The guides are interesting, and the docents you move along as soon as you've finished the reading for the room you're in. There are treasures in every room, and lots of surprises, like the parrots in the last room! Plus the park... More

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Krakow, Poland
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This Palace is very beautifull, you need a guide there but it is really worth seeing. There is also a garden there.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have been to many palaces and country houses in the past, including Shoenbrunn, Versailles and Sandringham however Sanssouci was very disappointing. We visited in late February, so we gave the attraction the benefit of the doubt when we saw statues all boxed up and the fountains empty. However, it was the manner in which you are granted entry that... More

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Atlanta Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I spent a day in Potsdam visiting the town, the park, the New Palace and Sanssouci Palace. There is a bus that you can take, I walked from the train station and became somewhat familiar with the town for my after tour meal. You have to "get a number" to get into Sanssouci, but I went in August and the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This palace is a great place to visit to see the opulence of the era. the tour itself was not that well organised. We bought our ticket but they did not tell us that it was a German speaking tour. Alright then, we swapped our ticket for the later tour. We were then given a audio set in English which... More

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New York
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This lovely small palace is definitely worth a visit. The man selling tickets was very rude and told us the English speaking tour wouldn't be until 4:30...It turned out the tour is not with a guide, but with an audio guide.....don't ask me why we couldn't have gone earlier.... But after dealing with the sour guy...the Palace was quite small,... More

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