Sanssouci Palace was the summer residence of the King of Prussia, Frederick the Great. Admire the palace's grand Rococo architecture, and stroll through landscaped gardens filled with fountains and marble statues. On the castle hill, you can find the king's tomb. Marvel at the opulent furnishings throughout. The Voltaire Room's woodcarvings of apes, parrots, cranes, storks, fruits, and flowers are a particular highlight. You can explore the palace on a guided tour in German or via audio guide (available in English); both are scheduled, so check the times when you arrive. Put Sanssouci Palace and other Potsdam attractions into our Potsdam travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours to Sanssouci Palace
$203 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Potsdam and Sanssouci
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$25 BOOK WITH VIATOR City and Palaces Tour Potsdam - Stadt- und Schloesserrundfahrt Potsdam
Duration: 3 hours
$493 BOOK WITH VIATOR Potsdam Highlights - Private sightseeing tour by minibus
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Sanssouci Palace reviews
Built by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, as his summer palace. Frederick's grave is actually there , together with the graves of his dogs. A must visit place. more »
This is built in mid 1700s and is commissioned by Frederick the Great as his summer palace. The palace is beautifully built. Loved the yellow and green colour combination. more »
This place can be called a must have for any tourist who visited as Potsdam in general, as this park especially. Beautiful architecture of the palace itself. It is very large and stands on a hill with a huge garden near it that looks like giant stairs. In the center of the garden is a large fountain. Although in itself it is not very beautiful, but it is surrounded by beautiful sculptures and benches for relaxation. You can either walk along the tiers of this beautiful green garden and sit by the fountain, or go up to the palace and sit in one of two beautiful arbors at its edges. One symbolizes the Sun, the other - the Moon (metal Sun and the Moon hang on them). And you can go to the museum's shop that is on the other side of the palace, near the entrance. And, in fact, you can visit the museum itself inside the palace. Everyone can take an audio guide in several languages. In the group where I was, there were definitely audio guides in Russian and English, for example. This museum is big. Should you visit this museum? ... Perhaps yes, I can recommend this place to anyone who at least loves art and who is at least a little interested in history, as this place has many interesting exhibits about which the audio guide tells some interesting things.
If you want to feel as an aristocrat you should visit this place. Beautiful castle in rococo stile with respect to every detail. It seems like the best place for kings' parties. The view to the garden is marvelous! Take a walk and discover it yourself!
Plan your trip to Potsdam
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Potsdam
Side trips from Potsdam
Hidden gems in Potsdam
Historic Sites in Potsdam
Museums in Potsdam
Trips to Sanssouci Palace by other users
15 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Braunschweig Berlin Munich 29 days in Berlin BY A USER FROM GERMANY Axica Brandenburg Gate Potsdamer Platz 11 days in Berlin BY A USER FROM TURKEY Pergamonmuseum Reichstag Building The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe 30 days in Europe, Africa & South Pacific BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Lisbon Marrakech Kas 14 days in Germany, Poland & Prague BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Gdansk Elk Warsaw 38 days in Berlin BY A USER FROM KUWAIT Axica Brandenburg Gate Potsdamer Platz