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About Sanssouci Palace

Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. The palace's name emphasizes this; it is a French phrase (sans Souci), which translates as "without concerns", meaning "without worries" or "carefree", symbolizing that the palace was a place for relaxation rather than a seat of power.

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Attractions Near Sanssouci Palace

Nauener Tor

Nauener Tor

1.32km from Sanssouci Palace

Nauener Gate or Nauener Tor is one of three preserved gates built in 1755 in Potsdam, Germany. It is the first example of the influence of English Gothic Revival architecture in Continental Europe. The first Nauener Tor was built around 1720 about 400 metres away from the current site. The second gate was built in 1733 at the current site. In 1755 the gate was rebuilt in its current form. Today the three gates are connected by a promenade.

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul

1.48km from Sanssouci Palace

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Peter is located in the center of Potsdam. The current church building was built in 1870 and served both the Potsdam parishioners and the Catholic soldiers stationed in the city.

Dutch Quarter

Dutch Quarter

1.54km from Sanssouci Palace

Holländisches Viertel or the Dutch Quarter is a neighborhood in Potsdam that includes 134 of red Dutch brick buildings; unplastered, with white seams, shuttered windows, and sometimes, sweeping gables. It was built in 1740 for Dutch craftsmen who were invited to come to Potsdam by King Frederick Wilhelm I.

New Palace Potsdam

New Palace Potsdam

1.56km from Sanssouci Palace

The New Palace is situated on the Sanssouci park's western side in Potsdam, Germany. It was built in 1769 and considered to be the last grand Prussian baroque palace. The palace was built in varying forms of Baroque architecture and decoration. The building of the palace commenced in 1763, at the end of the Seven Years' War, to celebrate Prussia’s success.

Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini

1.88km from Sanssouci Palace

Museum Barberini, located in Potsdam, Germany, exhibits a wide range of works from the Old Masters to contemporary art, emphasizing impressionist painting. The museum was founded in 2017 by Hasso Plattner, and the exhibition is centered around works from his collection.

Belvedere Castle on the Pfingstberg

Belvedere Castle on the Pfingstberg

2.14km from Sanssouci Palace

The Belvedere on the Pfingstberg is a large building north from the New Garden, Potsdam. It was built in 1863 as a viewing platform, on the summit of Pfingstberg hill.

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Brandenburg

Brandenburg

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In late medieval and early modern times, Brandenburg was one of seven electoral states of the Holy Roman Empire, and, along with Prussia, formed the original core of the German Empire, the first unified German state.

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Nele Lenze

Nele Lenze

2018-07-24

The palace is an hour outside of Berlin and used to house Fredrick the Great. It consists of 12 rooms and is rather small but comes with a gallery and a huge garden. An audio guide will inform you what you are looking at. Lots of paintings and old furniture.

Don't miss out on the pump station that is responible for the water fountains in the garden. It is designed to look like a mosque.

You need to buy a time slot online in order to get access to the venue and the time slots are very tight. Schedules every 5 minutes. If you want to take pictures you should also buy a license for that.
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