Park Sanssouci Travel Guide

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Park Sanssouci Things to Do

  • Orangery Palace

    The Orangery Palace is also known as the New Orangery on the Klausberg, in which the plants are still cared for today during the winter months, was built from 1851 to 1864, and thus has the distinction of being the final structure erected in Sanssouci park. It was designed in an Italian style.You can watch my 2 min 12 sec Video Potsdam Sanssouci...

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  • Communs

    Communs are located opposite to the New palace’s westward-opening court of honour. They were designed by Carl von Gontard and Jean Laurent Le Geay. Styled in the same manner as the palace itself, the two buildings housed the royal kitchens, utilities, gardeners’ shops, palace guards and servants. Between the two buildings stretches a curved...

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  • New Palace

    The New Palace situated on the western side of the Sanssouci royal park. The building was completed in 1769. It is considered to be the last great Prussian baroque palace. It served Frederick II as a palace for his guests. Out of the 200 palatial rooms, some 60 can be viewed, among them the Grottensaal, the Marmorgalerie and the guest apartments.

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  • Picture Gallery

    The Picture Gallery was built in 1755–1764 under the supervision of Johann Gottfried Büring. The Picture Gallery is situated east of the palace and is the oldest extant museum built for a ruler in Germany. The works of the Italian, Dutch, and Flemish baroque periods are featured, including paintings by Caravaggio, Rubens, Reni, Rembrandt, and van...

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  • Terraced gardens

    Frederick ordered the bare hillside to be transformed into terraced vineyards. Three wide terraces were created, with convex centers to maximize the sun light. In the middle of this "wheel", 120 steps (now 132) led downward further dividing the terraces into six.You can watch my 2 min 19 sec Video Potsdam Sanssouci in 2001 out of my Youtube channel...

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  • New Chambers

    The New Chambers was built in 1747 to serve as an Orangery according to the plans of Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. The Orangery contains guest apartments, the Jasper Hall, the marquetry cabinet, and the Ovid gallery.

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  • Chinese House

    The Chinese House is a garden pavilion in Sanssouci Park. Frederick the Great had it built, about seven hundred metres southwest of the Sanssouci Summer Palace, to adorn his flower and vegetable garden.

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  • Sanssouci Park

    Sanssouci Park is a wonderful park surrounding Sanssouci Palace. Following the terracing of the vineyard and the completion of the palace, the surroundings were included in the structure.

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  • Palace Interiors

    The Sanssouci palace was the summer residence of Frederick the Great. It was built above the terraced vineyard from 1745 to 1747 following the King's ideas and sketches. The palace is considered the major work of Rococo architecture in Germany. Paintings by Watteau, Panini and Pesne are on exhibit in the picture gallery.

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  • Sanssouci Palace

    Sanssouci is the name of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. Just as the Russian rival of Versailles - Peterhof, which is even more impressive than the German one.

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  • Sans souci Palace, Potsdam

    The Sans Souci palace - designed between 1745 and 1747 - was the summer residence of Frederick the Great. As it was the summer palace, it is not very big (e.g. like Versailles). Unlike other palaces and residences, it does not take hours to visit all rooms. Therefore, there is enough time left to visit the gardens as well. In order to make pictures...

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  • Chinese Tea House

    During the 18th century Chinese fashion was quite popular. This was reflected in the park. Although lots of the Chinese architecture does not accuratly depicte the real China, it still is nice to look at.

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  • Historic Windmill

    The windmill itself is not all that interesting it is the legend that surrounds it. The noise that it made bothered Frederick II so much that he tried to take it away from it's owner. The miller was so confident and trustworthy of Frederick II's legal system, he refused to move and refered the king to the Superior Court of Justice in Berlin....

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  • The New Palace

    Built in the years from 1763 to 1769 in celebration from Frederick "the Great" victory in his third Silesian campaign. This building contains the famed Grotto Hall. The Grotto Hall contains 20,000 different minerals, fossils, stones and cast iron products which includes lots of pieces of reef gold, marble incrustations precious stone among other...

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  • Sanssouci Palace

    This is the original palace that started everything. Constructed between 1745 to 1747 from sketches of Frederick II himself and with designs form his architect Knobelsdorff. A natural hill was terraced to create a vineyard.

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Park Sanssouci What to Pack

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    by canuckmike Written Jul 30, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: If you are wondering around Sanssouci on your own this is a very handy guide to have with you. It's by Rahmel-Verlag and it is 32 pages of good detail of the buildings and history of the buildings in Sanssouci Park. It also covers the town of Potsdam which is where you get off to visit Sanssouci Park and has a map of Potsdam.

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Park Sanssouci Off The Beaten Path

  • Church of Peace

    The Protestant Church of Peace is situated in the Marly Gardens on the Green Fence in the palace grounds of Sanssouci Park. The altar canopy, which rests on four dark green columns, was created from Siberian jasper (semi-precious stones) and was a gift from Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, the king's brother in law.

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  • Historic Windmill

    Thanks to the legend of the Historic Windmill became a famous well beyond the boundary of Potsdam in Germany and associated especially with Frederick the Great and his summer palace of Sanssouci.

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  • Asslan v Haus Schiran in Sanssouci

    We got an opportunity to visit Sanssouci with Irina in 6 years after my first visit in August of 2001. It was a trip to the German Shepherd Bundessiegerzuchtschau in Dusseldorf with our Asslan v Haus Schiran. It was our third trip to Germany with Asslan and I planned that trip with two nights near Potsdam to see Sanssouci. That’s why we can tell...

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  • Visiting Sanssouci when being on...

    I was fortunate to visit Berlin in November of 1995. It was a week business trip and as we know every week contains a weekend. I took a chance and went to Potsdam to see Sanssouci Park&Palace.It’s rather easy to make such a trip by S-bahn (S7 line). As far as I remember it took me about an hour from Friedrichstrasse to Potsdam Hbf.I spent the whole...

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  • Take Your Time To Explore

    Take your time to walk around. Walk off the path and through the trees. I was just wandering through the trees and I came across this statue. It is nothing overly spectacular but it was just nice to ''find'' something unexpected.

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