A Royal Boast
No barrier-free access
Due to a technical fault with the lift, the New Palace is not accessible for (electric) wheelchair users until further notice. We are endeavouring to rectify the fault as quickly as possible and ask for your understanding until then.
A colossal palace building, its high tambour dome recognizable from afar, rises up at the western end of the Hauptallee (the main promenade) in Sanssouci Park: the Neues Palais (New Palace).
In strong contrast to the intimate and rather modest Sanssouci Palace the large palace complex served official, representational needs. Grand banquet halls, splendid galleries and regally designed suites, not to mention Sanssouci’s Baroque palace theater in the southern wing, await visitors in its interior. Select works of 18th century art and decorative arts can be viewed at the palace in their original contexts.
The New Palace is the last royal residence Frederick the Great would have built in his park. It was a demonstration of the Prussian state’s undiminished power and wealth following the deprivations of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63).
Frederick rarely stayed here himself; instead the palace was mostly used as guest apartments and for celebrations. The recently restored Lower Royal Suite, with its Braided Room, Concert Room and Oval Cabinet, presents one of Europe’s most luxurious interior décors.
Later, William II, the last German emperor, and his family used the New Palace as their preferred place of residence.
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During the summer festival season, when befriended rulers and family members of Frederick the Great were accommodated in the palace, the king himself lived in an apartment built for him in the south-east wing. Due to its magnificent furnishings, the flat is one of the highlights of Frederician interior design and can be visited during the summer season as part of special guided tours.
In addition to the princely guest apartments and banqueting halls, the king had a Palace Theatre installed in the southern side wing. It is decorated in the style of the Frederician Rococo and is dominated by gilded herms and rocailles and the red of the audience benches. The stage is framed by gilded palms and trophies with musical instruments. In keeping with 18th century Chinoiserie, these include oriental instruments such as castanets, piatti (cymbals) and shell drums. Today, the Palace Theatre in the New Palace is one of the most beautiful baroque theatres still in existence.
The Palace Theatre can be visited on opening days as part of guided tours on the history of the theatre at the Prussian court (guided tour in German only). Unfortunately, the guided tours cannot take place on performance days; we ask for your understanding.
New Palace [Neues Palais]
Am Neuen Palais
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Neues Palais"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P3 – At the New Palace.
Winter Season | November to March
|Monday||10:00 - 16:30|
|Wednesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 16:30|
|Christmas Eve (24.12.2023)||closed|
|Christmas Day (25.12.2023)||closed|
|Christmas Holiday (26.12.2023)||10:00 - 16:30|
|New Year's Eve (31.12.2023)||10:00 - 14:00|
|New Year's Day (01.01.2024)||11:00 - 16:30|
Summer Season | April to October
|Monday||10:00 - 17:30|
|Wednesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 17:30|
Can be viewed with a guided tour
Grand Tour: all year round
King's Apartment: in the summer season at selected times
Palace Theatre: all year round, depending on the play and rehearsal schedule
Tickets and information on guided tours are available at the Visitor’s Center at the New Palace.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
Single Ticket Palace Grand Tour
Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00
Single Ticket King's Apartment
Price : 8.00 reduced : 6.00
Single Ticket Palace Theatre
Price : 8.00 reduced : 6.00
Grand Tour / King's Apartment Combined Ticket
Valid for one day, April to October
Price : 14.00 reduced : 10.00
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, and a guided tour time must be booked for the New Palace.
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, and a guided tour time must be booked for the New Palace. .
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
for annual ticket holders
Price : 0.00
Discount promotion “Prussian Palaces. Colonial Histories”
Reduced admission for ticket holders of the special exhibition Prussian Palaces. Colonial Histories.
- Audio Guide German
- Audio Guide English
- Audio Guide French
- Audio Guide Italian
- Audio Guide Spanish
- Audio Guide Polish
- Audio Guide Russian
- Audio Guide German for children (age 6-10)
- Audio Guide German for children (age 11-14)
- Audio Guide English for children (age 11-13)
- Audio Guide English for children (age 7-11)
Visitor Centre Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
Visitor Centre 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
- conditionally barrier-free
The ground floor can be visited with a wheelchair; a lifting platform provides access to the entrance to the palace.
A wheelchair is available in the palace.
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).
In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:
at the Visitor Centre at the New Palace (South Gate Building / "Südtorgebäude")
near the entrance "Grünes Gitter"
Augustiner im Bürgerbahnhof
next to the station "Park Sanssouci"
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
360 degree panorama
Marble Hall in the New Palace
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