Open during special events
This house is open during special events.
After the completion of the New Palace in 1769, Frederick the Great had the Belvedere on Klausberg erected as part of a beautification plan for Sanssouci Park. It was the king's last architectural enterprise at Sanssouci. As the first Belvedere in Potsdam, the building founded a tradition of architecturally designed lookout points in the royal residential city.
In translation "Belvedere" means "beautiful view." Klausberg provides delightful views out across Sanssouci Park to the hilly landscape rich with lakes and the city of Potsdam. In keeping with Frederick the Great's wishes, the two-story rotunda, augmented with two balconies and crowned by a dome, was an attempt to reconstruct Emperor Nero's imperial palace of in Rome.
The structure gutted by fire during the final days of World War II was restored by the Messerschmitt Foundation as a contribution to Germany's Reunification. The Belvedere's exterior and interior were largely repaired and restored, returning its Upper Hall, with its stucco marble, reconstructed ceiling painting in the dome and the oak parquet floor, to its former grandeur.
Belvedere on Klausberg
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Drachenhaus"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P1 – At the Historic Windmill.
Open during exhibitions and special events. If exhibitions and events are taking place, you will find them here (Please note: This content is only available in German.)
Unfortunately, exhibition spaces are not wheelchair accessible.
Unfortunately, for conservation reasons the use of baby carriages and strollers is not permitted in exhibition spaces.
Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
Unfortunately, there are no facilities for storing larger pieces of luggage or similar baggage on the premises of this historical site. We appreciate your understanding.
In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:
at the Visitor Centre at the New Palace (South Gate Building / "Südtorgebäude")
near Picture Gallery and Sanssouci Palace
Drachenhaus Restaurant & Cafe im Park Sanssouci
between "Paradiesgarten" and Belvedere Klausberg
Lottenhof / Bill's Kitchen
near Charlottenhof Villa
Mövenpick Zur Historischen Mühle
near Sanssouci Palace