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.

Since 2021, the museum's work at the Historische Mühle has been supported by VSB Neue Energien Deutschland GmbH, a project developer for sustainable wind and photovoltaic plants.

Address

Historic Windmill [Historische Mühle]
Maulbeerallee 5
14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci"

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Parking

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

Opening Hours

January – March
Valid: 01.01.2023 - 31.03.2023
Monday  - Friday: closed
Saturday  / Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
Summer season
Valid: 01.04.2023 - 31.10.2023
Monday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
November
Valid: 01.11.2023 - 30.11.2023
Monday  - Friday: closed
Saturday  / Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
December
Valid: 01.12.2023 - 31.12.2023
Monday  - Sunday: closed

Admission Prices

Single Ticket

Price : 4.00

Reduced Admissions

Pupils / students / trainees etc. 3.00
Children (6-14 years) 2.00
Children (0-5 years) free admission

Free and reduced admission for specially entitled persons:
Detailed information: www.historische-muehle-potsdam.de

Price : 0.00

sanssouci+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day (not valid for Sacrow House and Stern Hunting Lodge; not valid for special exhibitions; in the Belvedere Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate).

Sold at all palace registers, in the visitor centres and online. A fixed admission time slot at Sanssouci Palace is included with purchase.

Further information

Price : 22.00 reduced : 17.00

sanssouci+ Family Ticket

Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children.

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day (not valid for Sacrow House and Stern Hunting Lodge, not valid for special exhibitions), in the Belvedere Pfingstberg ticket owners are granted the reduced rate.

Sold at all palace registers, in the visitor centres and online. A fixed admission time slot at Sanssouci Palace is included with purchase.

Further information

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

Free admission
for annual ticket holders

Further information (in German)

Price : 0.00

Information on free admission and concessions on the homepage of the Mühlenvereinigung Berlin-Brandenburg e. V.

Contact

Historische Mühle von Sanssouci
Mühlenvereinigung Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.
Maulbeerallee 5
14469 Potsdam
info@historische-muehle-potsdam.de
Phone: 0331.55 06-851
Fax: 0331.55 06-853

Accessibility

  • not wheelchair accessible

Due to the historical structure of the windmill, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers and wheelchairs in the exhibition rooms. Only ground floor and inner courtyard are wheelchair accessible.
Barrier-free restrooms at the visitor centre.

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.

Dining

In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:

Café Caroline
at the Visitor Centre at the New Palace (South Gate Building / "Südtorgebäude")

Augustiner im Bürgerbahnhof
next to the station "Park Sanssouci"

Café Repin
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

Impressions