A Decorative Showpiece for the Palace
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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]
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P1 – At the Historic Windmill.
|Monday - Sunday:||10:00 - 18:00|
Last admission: 5:30 pm
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
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 House and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for the special exhibition "Potsdam Conference 1945 – Shaping the world"). 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 House and Stern Hunting Lodge. In the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate. Not valid for the special exhibition "Potsdam Conference 1945 – Shaping the world".) 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 House 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 House, 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
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.
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