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Sanssouci Palace

Park Sanssouci, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
0331.96 94-200
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Ranked #4 of 32 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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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We used a tour to get to the palace. Quite modest dimensions given the original owner but beautiful and peaceful hence the 'without care' name. A must.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Sansoucci Palace was a big disappointment after having been to Charlottenburg Palace Berlin, Wilanow Palace Warsaw,and Versaillie in Paris, it was pretty grubby and very small.The "guards" stationed in every room were so unpleasant , behaving like the KGB, watching everyone like hawks. The entrance price plus 3 Euros for the kitchen that took all of five minutes to visit... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As part of my solo Berlin Travel, I went to Potsdam particularly at Schloss Sanssouci. I wanted to focus in the palace alone and it's nearby surroundings and I find the place to be as relaxing as ever. The landscape was quite fascinating and I find it extravagant. What I like most is the panoramic view of the garden of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Quick 20 minutes express train ride to Potsdam from Berlin Zoo station which seemed to be only available during weekends. Take note that the normal train ride will take much longer. Upon reaching Potsdam HBF, head out to the main exit where there is a bus terminal. Take bus number 695 which takes a bigger loop for sight seeing where... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great palace surrounded by superb park. Timed tickets. Best way to do it - is to book online on https://tickets.spsg.de/ where you can buy combined ticket for all Potsdam palaces (few exclusions) - only Sanssouci is timed, the rest of them at your leisure. Big car park just to the north-west from palace (the other side of Historic Windmill), where... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

i loved schloss sans souci! the perfect details of each and every room and the flair of the art's execution is arresting. it's majesty is not in the size or magniture of the place but really in the careful execution of each and every details painstakingly carved or painted. i'm glad to have gone to see first hand this frederician... More

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Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Sanssouci Palace is recommended as a first stop in Postdam. Here you can buy the tickets for the hole complex. The palace is very nice to visit and it has a nice view of the gardens and its staircase.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

because you gotta love a place that the owner, fred the great, added home made Roman ruins. Must have been fun to be fred the great, anyway, pretty neat summer home for something almost 300 years old. Anything else I typed would be a duplicate of what is already here. Remember, if it's not baroque, don't fix it.

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Geelong, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you've seen other palaces you will be underwhelmed. we found it confusing to understand what our pre-booked tickets entitled us to. The whole experience doesn't knit together well, wandered about in confusion for half an hour uppn arrival with ticket/info shop closed until 10am. Neues Palace was a couple of kms walk away on the same ticket and was... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We visited as part of an organised tour. Our group was split between two guides; our guide was was excellent, providing an interesting and informative experience. Although the place was busy, the organisation of the tour meant that we had plenty of time to see and learn about the history of the palace.This applied to the outside and each of... More

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