Historic Windmill

A Decorative Showpiece for the Palace

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.

Address

Historic Windmill
Maulbeerallee 5
D-14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Parkplätze:

Zentraler Parkplatz Schloss und Park Sanssouci ca. 200 m entfernt

Opening Hours

November

Valid 01.11.2017 - 30.11.2018
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday/ Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

December

Valid 01.12.2017 - 31.12.2017
Monday - Sunday: closed

New Year's Day (01.01.2018) closed

January – March

Valid 01.01.2018 - 31.03.2018
Monday - Friday: closed
Saturday/ Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

April – October

Valid 01.04.2018 - 31.10.2018
Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Einzeleintritt

Schüler / Studenten / Azubis etc. 2 Euro
Kinder (6–14 Jahre) 1,50 Euro
Kinder (0–5 Jahre) Eintritt frei

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

Price: 3.00 €

sanssouci+ 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 exhibitions, although some exceptions may apply). On sale at all palace registers, at the visitor centers and online (plus 2 euros service charge).

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 €

Photo Permit for the Palaces

Valid for one day for all palaces.
Only for private use. Not for publication.
No flash, no tripods.

Price: 3.00 €

Contact & Booking

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

Accessibility

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.

Dining

In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:

Drachenhaus Restaurant & Cafe im Park Sanssouci

Mövenpick Zur Historischen Mühle

Café Repin