Historic Windmill

A Decorative Showpiece for the Palace

Information regarding SARS-CoV-2

This palace/historic building is open for visitors with exception of groups registrations which cannot be accepted until further notice.

Plan your visit: Tickets are available exclusively at the counters in each building, no tickets can be purchased online. 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.

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The windmill at Sanssouci Palace is among the best-known mills in Germany. Legend has it that Frederick the Great was bothered by the clatter of the windmill's sails and insisted that the miller, named Grävenitz, tear it down. The king acquiesced, however, when the miller threatened to take the case before the superior court of justice.

The original post windmill from 1738 had to be torn down because of its dilapidated condition. It was replaced by a windmill based on a Dutch model. Although this structure was largely destroyed in World War II, the sails of the Historic Windmill of Sanssouci, visible from quite a distance, have been turning again since 1993. The mill is operated by the association Mühlenvereinigung Berlin-Brandenburg e. V.

In addition to a pleasant view, visitors can expect an interesting exhibition exploring the history of the mill and the processing of grain. Bread baked with Sanssouci flour is available for purchase in the museum shop.


Historic Windmill [Historische Mühle]
Maulbeerallee 5
14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci"

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Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P1 – At the Historic Windmill.

Admission Prices


Tickets are available exclusively at the counter in the building

Schüler / Studenten / Azubis etc. 3 Euro
Kinder (6–14 Jahre) 2 Euro
Kinder (0–5 Jahre) Eintritt frei

Freier und ermäßigter Eintritt für besonders Berechtigte:
Ausführliche Informationen unter www.historische-muehle-potsdam.de

Price : 4.00

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


Historic Windmill at Sanssouci
Mühlenvereinigung Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.
Maulbeerallee 5
14469 Potsdam, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 331.55 06-851
Fax: +49 (0) 331.55 06-853


    Only ground floor and inner courtyard are wheelchair accessible. Barrier-free restrooms at the visitor centre.

    Due to the historical structure of the windmill, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers and wheelchairs in the exhibition rooms.

    Luggage storage

    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:

    Drachenhaus Restaurant & Cafe im Park Sanssouci

    Mövenpick Zur Historischen Mühle

    Café Repin