Sanssouci Palace

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.”

The magnificent Picture Gallery and the New Chambers palace also belong to the ensemble that forms Sanssouci Palace.

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.

Address

Sanssouci Palace
Maulbeerallee
14469 Potsdam, Germany

How to get there

Opening Hours

Winter Season

Valid 01.11.2018 - 31.03.2019
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30

Christmas Eve (24.12.2018) closed

Christmas Day (25.12.2018) closed

Christmas Holiday (26.12.2018) 10:00 - 16:30

New Year's Eve (31.12.2018) 10:00 - 14:00

New Year's Day (01.01.2019) 11:00 - 16:30

Summer Season

Valid 01.04.2019 - 31.10.2019
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.

Visits to Sanssouci Palace are bound to fixed admission times. Same-day tickets are available for purchase at palace registers as of 10 am. 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.

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices / Group Offers

Single Ticket

Both guided tours and audio guides are available.

Price: 12.00 € reduced: 8.00 €

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 €

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 €

Accessibility

  • wheelchair access with assistance

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.

Additional Offers

  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide French
  • Audio Guide Italian
  • Audio Guide Spanish
  • Audio Guide Dutch
  • Audio Guide Polish
  • Audio Guide Russian
  • Audio Guide Japanese
  • Audio Guide Chinese
  • Audio Guide German for children (age 11-13)
  • Audio Guide German for children (age 7-11)
  • Audio Guide English for children (age 11-13)

Upcoming Events

  • Alles ist erleuchtet – Luxus, Macht und strahlender Glanz

    Sonderführung zu historischen Leuchtern im Schloss Sanssouci

    15.12.2018 16:30

  • Lord Marschall George Keith – Aus der Zeit gefallen

    Szenische Führung mit einem Vertrauten Friedrichs des Großen

    06.01.2019 11:00

  • Lord Marschall George Keith – Aus der Zeit gefallen

    Zum 307. Geburtstag Friedrichs des Großen: Szenische Führung

    24.01.2019 17:00

Further practical tips for your visit

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.

Group Offers

Our group offers you can find here