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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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I am more a loser than a tour person so the inside is like most beautiful palaces but for me to pay not as nice as the terrific grounds that surround the palace.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I am more a loser than a tour person so the inside is like most beautiful palaces but for me to pay not as nice as the terrific grounds that surround the palace.

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Falling love with it when I first see it in person. It is such an elegant architecture and the whole place is full of romance. I was really impressed and it is definitely a great place for a couple to hang around.

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful building and gardens. I prefer Sansoucci (without worry) to Versailles. The place has such a Romantic Period charm. The gardens are well laid out and the ponds full of lovely white swans. Even the food trucks in the parking were delicious. I look forward to my next visit!

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Scottish Borders
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Of all the palaces we visited in Berlin/Potsdam, this was the one which impressed the most. Beautiful rooms and elegant furniture.

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Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I loved the garden. Among the many things that impressed me were all the fig trees that were planted along the terrace walls in the back of the palace. Glass doors kept the trees protected in the winter and now, on a beautiful summer day, they were wide open for the trees to soak up the sun. We did not... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is the worst sight EVER. And this is coming from someone who normally does not avoid tourists traps. First, they have the price of the tickets divided so much so they charge more for what otherwise would have been a flat fee. The most outrageous aspect is that THEY CHARGE MORE IF YOU WANT TO TAKE PICTURES inside. So... More 

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Munich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The palace is very beautiful and the surrounding park/garden is just as nice. I went to the palace first so that I could get an early entry ticket and not have to wait in long lines. The audio guide comes with the ticket so no extra charge for that but they do charge if you want to take pictures. In... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We arrived at the sumptuous summer palace of Frederich the Great and with the wonderful commentary of our guide were able to step back in time. The rooms are quite small however they are are richly decorated reflecting the loves and interests of the King. There is an abundant use of gold leaf and sumptuous use of antiques and furnishings.... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful palaces from the outside. Beautiful gardens and well worth a visit just to see the sheer opulence

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Worksop
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

You couldn't fail to be impressed by the view of the palace as you approach- the famous tiered steps and the fountain, the gardens etc. But, to be honest, shuffling slowly through the prescribed route in the palace with my audio-guide I got rather bored, mainly because rococo is not to my taste and also was disappointed that the famous... More 

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