New Chambers of Sanssouci
A Palace for Royal Guests
In 1768, King Frederick the Great reached the decision to have the orangery building redesigned into a guest palace. It had been built 20 years before by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, directly next to Sanssouci Palace and as a pendant to the Picture Gallery. An impressive late work of the Frederician Rococo resulted that continues to fascinate visitors with its richly designed interiors.
Despite the simple appearance of its exterior, the "New Chambers" – as the palace was thereafter known – presents visitors a succession of elaborately decorated banquet rooms and suites furnished by the leading artists of Frederick the Great's era. A highlight of the sequence of rooms is the square Jasper Hall at the center of the palace, lined with precious jasper and adorned with ancient busts. The room is crowned by a ceiling painting with a scene portraying Venus, who represented 18th century ideals of the paradigm of beauty. In the adjacent Ovid Gallery are rare gilded wall reliefs depicting scenes from the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses – one of Frederick the Great's favorite subjects.
The highlights of the luxuriously arranged guest apartments are two rooms completely lined in wood paneling ornamented with intarsia and the Green Lacquer Cabinet. Numerous paintings with 18th century views of the city of Potsdam enhance the exquisite decorative style of the interior design.
New Chambers of Sanssouci [Neue Kammern]
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci", "Potsdam, Orangerie/Botanischer Garten"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P1 – At the Historic Windmill.
Winter Season | November to March
|Monday - Sunday:||closed|
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 : 6.00 reduced : 5.00
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
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Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
Visitor's Center at the New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107
- wheelchair access
- plain language (German)
The New Chambers are wheelchair accessible. Barrier-free restrooms at the Visitor's Centre at the Historic Windmill.
For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers 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.
A limited number of lockers are available for smaller pieces of baggage (up to 35 x 35 x 50 cm).
360 degree panorama
Ovid gallery in the New Chambers
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