Splendid flora and Italian Masters
closed due to restoration work
The Orangery Palace is closed due to restoration work performed as part of the "Prussian Palaces and Gardens Master Plan". Thank you for your understanding.
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.
An der Orangerie 3-5
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Orangerie/Botanischer Garten"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P1 – At the Historic Windmill and P3 – At the New Palace.
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 palace rooms are wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, the Tower at Orangery Palace is not accessible for wheelchair users.
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")
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
The SPSG offers a free shuttle service between the Grünes Gitter (Green Grille) and the New Palace on the so-called “Ökonomieweg” in Sanssouci Park from April to October, daily from 11 am to 3 pm.
As the shuttle service is only made possible by the voluntary work of the drivers, we ask for your understanding if the service is not always available. Unfortunately, the shuttle service is also not available during heavy rain.
360 degree panorama
Raphael Hall in the Orangery Palace
© Reinhardt & Sommer