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“Sanssouci Palace” 5 of 5 stars
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Sanssouci Palace
Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
0331.96 94-200
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Potsdam
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Parks, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Shopping
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Owner description: Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-century palace, reminiscent of the grandeur of Versailles, is surrounded by a magnificent 600-acre park.
Grafenwohr, Germany
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“Sanssouci Palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This palace is actually located in Potsdam about 30 minutes away from Berlin. It isn't just one palace either but a collection of around 10. I ended up parking by the Nues Pallais building and buying a ticket that allows you to enter all the palaces in the park. It isn't on the list of options but if you ask about it you can get it. It costs 19 euros per person. I found it odd that it wasn't listed but like with the Charottenburg Palace there are a lot of options to choose from. Both palaces are under the same company as are almost of all them in the Berlin area. It is roughly 2 km from one end of the park to the other, but the map you can pay 2 euros for makes it seem like it is a lot further away. There are markers that you can see that give you a direction and distance to a certain building. I would recommend that you get there early so you can check out all the buildings. The park will stay open until it gets dark, but the palaces close at 6 PM. I was there for over 4 hours with my wife and daughter and we still didn't get to see a few of the buildings in the park. The park is also laid out beautifully and there are so many paths you can take. You can walk around in the park for free and there are sections of Potsdam University on the park grounds as well.

Visited July 2013
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“Small by comparison”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We spent the entire day on the palace grounds - well worth it if you have a whole day. We purchased the all day ticket at the Sanssouci Palace and visited seven buildings and walked the enormous grounds. If you only visit this one palace, it might be a disappointment as it is somewhat small. the additional visit to the kitchen & wine cellar and ladies wing is good as well. The New Palace is a much larger version of the original. We arrived from the train station by city bus (tourist info at station is very helpful) to the 'old' palace and returned to the train station by bus from the new palace. Very easy.

Visited July 2013
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“Top Castle site to start with in your Potsdam visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

From outside the Potsdam Railway Station you can first take Bus nos. 965 to Sanssouci Palace
However try and reach early before 10 am to beat the rush.

The audio guided tour of the sansoucci palace available in English and german is short and crisp and takes you back to the era of Fredrick the Great and presents to you in a story form interesting facts from the life of Fredrick the Great.

We took the premium day ticket which is economical in case you plan to visit all three main palaces Sanssouci Palace, Cecilienhof Palace & Neu Palace. On Sundays you get to see two extra areas in Sanssouci Palace – The kitchen and Ladies wing of the castle.

Visited June 2013
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“I was awed by its magnificent decorations.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The palaces have wonderful paintings. The interior was of very intricate design and craftsmanship.Definitely worth a visit to see the opulent of the aristocratic lifestyle of the nobles.

Visited May 2013
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“what a great place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is magnificent place to visit. the palace is very nice to visit, some of the paintings are wonderful; and it is worth buying a licence to use your camera there as some of the rooms are so over the top roccoco that you could not describe them to anyone. The gardens are the biggest attraction and the chinese pagoda was well worth the scramble to fit in. Take the effort to walk down all the steps to the bottom, and look back

Visited June 2013
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