Sanssouci Park | Historic Windmill
The Windmill directly above Sanssouci Palace’s New Chambers became known to the wider public owing to the fabled dispute between Frederick II and Gävenitz, the miller in charge at that time: The mill made too much noise for the king’s taste.
A windmill has stood here since 1739. Rebuilt in the Dutch style from 1787–91, it was completely destroyed in 1945 and reconstructed from 1983–93. Today, its workings are fully functional and able to mill grains. The stone tower houses the mill shop and serves as an exhibition space. From the gallery you can see the mill’s wind-powered sails, Sanssouci Park and some of the more urban areas of Potsdam. This fully operational technical museum lends events and private celebrations a technical and cultural-historical flavor.
Not suitable for concerts, music or dance events.
Candles may only be lit in the stone tower.
The surrounding outdoor area, i.e. the immediate environs of the mill, Mühlenberg and pergola, can also be used with advance agreement.