Roman Baths in Sanssouci Park

Italy in Potsdam

Information regarding SARS-CoV-2

This house is open.
A visit is only possible for individual visitors; group tours are not currently offered.

All official health protection regulations (SARS-CoV-2 containment regulation) apply to your visit to the museum, please observe the hygiene and safety provisions.

You can get your ticket at the register.

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The Romantic ensemble of the Roman Baths forms a picturesque counterpart to the severity of Charlottenhof Palace. It transports us to the estate of an Italian villa, where herms of Dionysus, Pompeiian column fragments, an ancient Centaur Sarcophagus and plots of southern vegetables and lush decorative plants awaken associations of an ideal Italy.

The crown prince, later King Frederick William IV, who was quite talented as a draftsman, delivered countless sketches laying out his ideas for this ensemble. Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Ludwig Persius turned the royal visions into reality, and as of 1829, a series of structures was erected: the Court Gardener’s House, the adjacent pavilion in the design of a Roman podium temple with a pillared portico, the Gardener’s Assistant’s House, the Large Arbor, the Arcade Hall and ultimately the Roman Baths.

However, the Roman Baths are neither intended as the imitation of Roman thermal springs, nor as an ancient villa. Instead, the crown prince had a new architectural creation erected that drew on an Italian country house in a 15th century style. Even the newly acquired knowledge about building construction in antiquity won through excavations in Herculaneum and Pompeii at the time was playfully and colorfully put into practice, in the informal series of the Atrium, Impluvium, Caldarium, Apodyterium, Viridarium and Billiard Room.

Flat, saddleback roofs, a tower, asymmetrically connected architectural components, pergolas entwined with vine leaves, a terrace with a view across a pond to Charlottenhof Palace, and the landscaped park created by Peter Joseph Lenné, all help to shape the unmistakable character of Frederick William (IV)’s retreat. Alexander von Humboldt resided here during his stays in Potsdam.

Address

Roman Baths in Sanssouci Park
Park Sanssouci
14471 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Charlottenhof" + about 1000m walk

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Parking

Only public parking at the Lennéstraße, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße

Opening Hours

Summer Season | May to October
Valid: 01.05.2021 - 31.10.2021
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Winter Season | November to April
Valid: 01.11.2021 - 30.04.2022
Monday  - Sunday: closed

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.

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

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Admission Prices

Single Ticket

Price : 5.00 reduced : 4.00

Charlottenhof Palace / Roman Baths Combined Ticket

Valid for one day; May – October

Price : 8.00 reduced : 6.00

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

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 House, 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

Contact

SPSG | Visitor's Information
Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Mondays)

Visitor's Center at the New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Tuedays)
info@spsg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
gruppenservice@spsg.de
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

Accessibility

    Unfortunately, exhibition spaces are not wheelchair accessible.

    Unfortunately, for conservation reasons the use of baby carriages and strollers is not permitted in exhibition spaces.

    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")

    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