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Address: Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
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+49 331 9694200
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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This was one of the most beautiful palaces we've ever been to. Built by Frederick the Great as his summer home, this palace and it's environs are stunning. It is possible to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 30, 2015
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Westmont, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the most beautiful palaces we've ever been to. Built by Frederick the Great as his summer home, this palace and it's environs are stunning. It is possible to take the tour of this palace in 40 minutes with a the audio guide. Ticket entrances are timed and sell put early in the day. We toured the... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed walking through the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace. The fall views were beautiful around the grounds. Don't miss the spot where King Frederick was buried by his 11 dogs. Many of the locals continue leaving potatoes on his tomb.

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

Anyone interested in Prussian history will be rewarded. The Palace feels intimate, cozy and utterly delightful. Great architecture as well.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

We visited Sanssouci Palace in late November, when the park had not the top of its beauty but the Palace and excursion itself were really great, perhaps it depends on the guide.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had tired of the WWII -oriented history in Berlin and wanted a "day off", so we took the short ride on the S_Bahn to Potsdam, then took a 10 minute bus to the Sansouci Castle. The castle itself is smallish (only 5 or so guest rooms and 3 public rooms) and with the audio tour took about 1/2 and... More 

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Palace is set in the gardens making it a beautiful day to walk around the grounds. Took the tour of the palace which was built for King Fredrick the Great. The palace still has many fabulous paintings and furniture from a bygone opulent era of royalty.What is left of the palace today is not that big but the surrounding... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

We visited Sanssouci Palace on a rainy day. It was worth visiting, but we expected much more than 45m tour :( As we both Sanssouci+ ricket we also visited Neues Palais, which was much more interesting in terms of scale, architecture versality and the number of chambers to visit. Go to Sanssouci Palace, but compare with other buildings around as... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

I love Sanssouci and have been back three times already. It is slightly difficult to get to with public transportation, but if you plan out your day right, it is a nice trip from Berlin. The inside is less than impressive (in my opinion), however, the garden is absolutely gorgeous. If you are making the trip out from Potsdam city... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We took the train from Berlin to Potsdam and walked across the town center to Sanssouci Palace. It's actually situated in an amazing small city of palaces spread out across an expanse of open lawns and terraces extending over what must be thousands of acres. Fountains, palaces, statutes and gardens abound in almost endless succession. We walked the better part... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is one of those grand sites in Europe that evokes the age of absolute rulers. I would definitely make the trip out to Sanssouci from Berlin (take the S-Bahn to the Potsdam train station; you can buy a ticket that combines the train and the bus in Potsdam in the Berlin train stations--do this). When you arrive in Potsdam... More 

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