Retreat on the Vineyard
No other palace is so closely linked with the personality of Frederick the Great as Sanssouci. The name Sanssouci – without a care – should be understood as both the primary wish and leitmotif of the king, because this was the place where he most preferred to retreat in the company of his dogs. The king’s summer residence was ultimately his favorite place and sanctuary in difficult times.
The location of the palace beside its well-known vineyard terraces and the originally preserved 18th century interior decoration allow visitors to delve into the world of the “philosopher of Sanssouci.” The interiors are characterized by their elegance and stylish displays of grandeur. They are also a clear expression of the king’s love of beautiful surroundings – his “Prussian Arcadia.”
It is of note that the king wished to be buried in a crypt on the uppermost terrace of the vineyard. Even in death, he wanted to be near his beloved Sanssouci. His wish was granted, although not until his reburial there in 1991. Frederick the Great’s grave is located on the highest terrace.
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P1 – At the Historic Windmill.
Summer Season | April to October
|Tuesday - Sunday:||09:00 - 17:30|
Winter Season | November/December
|Tuesday - Sunday:||09:00 - 16:30|
Winter Season | January to March
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 16:30|
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Visits to Sanssouci Palace are bound to fixed admission times. Same-day tickets are available at the Visitor center at the Historic Windmill from 30 minutes before the Palace opens. Because the number of admission tickets per day is limited, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance through our online ticket shop.
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
Sold at all palace registers and in the visitor centres. A fixed admission time slot at Sanssouci Palace is included with purchase.
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
for annual ticket holders
Price : 0.00
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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
Suitable for people with disabilities in accompaniment. The restroom in the visitor center Historic Windmill is suitable for wheelchairs.
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.
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.
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
Sanssouci Palace, Marble Hall
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