Chinese House in Sanssouci Park
China, A Guest at Sanssouci
Information regarding SARS-CoV-2
This palace/historic building is open for visitors.
Plan your visit: During museums visits, all official health protection regulations apply (SARS-CoV-2 “Containment Regulations”). Please take note of on-site signs and markers as well as of instructions from staff in order to comply with the hygiene and distance regulations. The maximum number of visitors is limited. Disinfection options are available. Wearing protection over one’s mouth and nose (e.g. a mask) is mandatory. Click here to see which further Palaces are open.
During his stays at Sanssouci Palace, Frederick the Great appreciated the intimate atmosphere of the Chinese House, which for him represented an escape to a far-off and cheerful world.
The playful Rococo pavilion is likely the most delightful surviving example of the Chinoiserie fashion that influenced court culture throughout Europe in the 18th century.
The pavilion's exterior is distinguished by life-sized gilded figures placed around the building individually or in groups. Chinese musicians and tea drinkers, dressed in fairytale-like apparel, are represented. Their exotic nature harmonizes with the columns in the shape of gilded plants. Peter Benckert and Johann Gottlieb Heymüller created these charming theatrical and decorative figures "à la chinoise."
The walls of the interior are adorned with gilded consoles on which 18th century porcelain objects are displayed. The large ceiling painting presents an exuberant Chinese social gathering depicted in an illusionistic architectural setting.
Am Grünen Gitter
D - 14469 Potsdam
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Charlottenhof Bhf/Geschw.-Scholl-Str." + about 1300m walk
Summer Season | May to October
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 17:30|
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
Tickets are available exclusively at the counter in the building
Price : 4.00 reduced : 3.00
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. (Not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for special exhibitions, although some exceptions may apply). On sale at all palace registers, at the visitor centers and online.
Price : 19.00 reduced : 14.00
sanssouci+ Family Ticket
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, incl. a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. (Not valid for Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for special exhibitionss although some exceptions apply.) Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger. On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.
Price : 49.00
Potsdam Family Tickets
Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day, except Sanssouci Palace. Not valid for the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge.
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 18 or younger). On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.
Price : 25.00
Annual Pass for the Palaces
Valid for all SPSG palaces open to the public incl. special exhibitions, for one year after date of issue (except Sacrow Palace, Stern Hunting Lodge; in the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate). Including discounts in museum shops and selected restaurants. Non-transferable. On sale at all palace registers and visitor centers.
Price : 60.00 reduced : 40.00
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.
A limited number of lockers are available for smaller pieces of baggage (up to 35 x 35 x 50 cm) in Glienicke Palace.
In the surroundings you will find the following dining options: