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 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

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci"

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Parking

Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P1 – At the Historic Windmill.

Opening Hours

Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 09:00 - 16:30
Christmas Eve (24.12.2022) closed
Christmas Day (25.12.2022) closed
Christmas Holiday (26.12.2022) 09:00 - 16:30
New Year's Eve (31.12.2022) 10:00 - 14:00
New Year's Day (01.01.2023) 11:00 - 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.

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Admission Prices

Single Ticket

with audio guide

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

sanssouci+ Ticket

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.

Further information

Price : 19.00 reduced : 14.00

from 2023 | sanssouci+ Ticket

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.

Further information

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.

Further information

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 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

Information on free admission and concessions

Equipment

  • 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
  • Deutsche Gebärdensprache
  • Audio Guide German for children (age 6-10)
  • Audio Guide German for children (age 11-14)
  • Audio Guide Ukrainian

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

  • 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.

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

We recommend wearing a mask throughout your visit.

Impressions

360 degree panorama

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