Orangery Palace

Tubbed Plants and Italian Masters

The Orangery Palace at Sanssouci was the last and largest palace building constructed in Sanssouci Park. It is an impressive example of the buildings erected by Frederick William IV, the "Romantic on the throne." The imposing structure with its plant halls and central palace, sculptures, fountains, arcades and terraces evokes the flair of southern architecture in Potsdam and manifests Frederick William IV's love of Italy in tangible form.

The ensemble was created in the years between 1851 and 1864. During the long phase of construction, the architects Ludwig Persius, August Stüler and Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse were occupied with the plans, although the king contributed a number of its designs.

In addition to the lateral plant halls, which today still serve as the winter storage for frost-sensitive tubbed plants, the over 300-meter-long building also used to house royal suites and servants' quarters. The plant halls are among the largest indoor special events locations (1000 people per hall) in the Berlin-Brandenburg region.

The central section of the three-winged palace complex encompasses the impressive Raphael Hall, with its interesting collection of more than fifty 19th century copies of paintings by Raphael, including such well-known works as the Sistine Madonna and the Transfiguration. The red silk wall coverings add to the opulence and splendor of the paintings in their gilded frames. Particularly worth noting is the Malachite Room in the guest apartments, lavishly adorned with sculptures, gilded décor and decorative arts objects.

Please note: Renovation work at the Orangery Palace
Unfortunately, the lookout tower and platform are currently not accessible due to major renovations in the context of the SPSG's long-term renovation scheme called the "Master Plan." They will reopen at the beginning of the 2018 season.

Sanierung im Rahmen des Masterplans

Dachsanierung Mittelbau
Der als Museumsschloss geöffnete Mittelbau mit dem imposanten Raffaelsaal ist besonders im Dach- und Turmbereich stark schadhaft. Vorgesehen sind die Sanierung der Türme, der Turmgalerie sowie des nördlichen, östlichen und westlichen Teils des Daches einschließlich der Balustraden. Im Bereich der Haustechnik werden die Blitzschutzanlage und Teile der Starkstromkabelanlage erneuert sowie gesteuerte Abluftventilatoren installiert.
Fertigstellung: Ende 2017


Hüllensanierung Südostpavillon
Verwitterungsprozesse, schadhaft gewordene und vollständig fehlende Abdeckungen auf Gesimsen und Fenster-Verdachungen sowie mangelhaft funktionierende Wasserableitungen haben zu erheblichen Schäden an den Fassaden geführt. Die Brüstungselemente der Balkone sind nur noch in Resten vorhanden. Die Hüllensanierung hat die Aufgabe, den historischen Bestand zu erhalten, weiteren Verlusten vorzubeugen und Schäden im Inneren zu verhindern.
Fertigstellung: Ende 2016

Please note: Restoration works

Due to restoration works, the observation tower and platform at the Orangery Palace must remain closed for visitors until spring 2018. Thank you for your understanding.

Address

Orangery Palace
An der Orangerie 3-5
D-14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Parkplätze:

Besucherparkplatz an der Historischen Mühle

Opening Hours

November – March

Valid 01.11.2017 - 31.03.2018
Monday - Sunday: closed

On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.

April: Can only be viewed with a guided tour.
Mai – October: Tuesday – Friday: Can only be viewed with a guided tour; can also be viewed without a guided tour on weekends & holidays.

The observation tower is closed for renovations until spring 2018.

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Single Ticket

Price: 4.00 € reduced: 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

SPSG | Visitor's Information
info(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Group Service
Postfach 60 14 62
14414 Potsdam, Germany
gruppenservice(at)spsg.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 331.96 94-222
Fax: +49 (0) 331.96 94-107

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access with assistance

The observation tower is not wheelchair accessible.

For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.

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