Group Offers New Palace

The New Palace completes the western section of Sanssouci Park. Like nearly no other building in Germany, this structure offers insight into the luxury of the royal style of living. Built by Frederick the Great as a summer palace, the New Palace is an absolute highlight on any tour, because of its magnificent interior decoration. The Grotto Hall, decorated with valuable rocks and shells, and the Royal Suites are particularly worth seeing. Because the last German emperor, William II , intermittently lived at the New Palace and had several modern conveniences installed, among other objects, visitors are able to view a bathroom dating from that period.

Due to current measures being carried out under the Master Plan building project, some temporary reductions of the areas available for viewing at the New Palace should be expected. For further information: www.spsg.de/masterplan
 

We offer the following group tours:

  • New Palace and grounds
    Highlights of the guided tour:  Grotto Hall, Marble Hall, Lower Prince’s Quarters
  • New Palace with audio guide
     
  • Special tour: Imperial Christmas - New Palace/ Guided tour
     
  • Guided tour Sanssouci Park

Address

New Palace
Am Neuen Palais
14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Neues Palais"

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Parking

Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P3 – At the New Palace.

Opening Hours for Groups

Wednesday-Monday 10-4:30 (January-March)
Wednesday-Monday 9-5:30 (April-October)
Wednesday-Monday 10-4:30 (November-December)

Guided tours with audio guide can only be booked for groups from 10 a.m. onwards.

Accessibility

Due to restoration work, the New Palace is, unfortunately, currently not accessible to wheelchair users.

For conservation reasons, it is unfortunately not possible to use prams / baby strollers in the exhibition rooms.

Guided Tours and Prices (Adults)

Group tour: Imperial Christmas - New Palace/Guided tour
Availability: available from 25 November until 6 January 2020/ and 23 November until 6 January 2021
Duration: 1,5 hours
Flat rate for groups:

200 € (valid 25. November - 6. January 2020)
240 € (valid 23. November 2020 - 6. January 2021)

Group size: maximum 25
Group tour: New Palace with audio guide
Availability: year-round
Duration: 80 min
Flat rate for groups:

160 € (2019)
200 € ( as from 2020)
Surplus Fee: 100 €/ up to 15 other people

Audio guides available in: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Russian

Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: New Palace and Grounds/Guided tour
Availability: year-round
Duration: 1,5 hours
Flat rate for groups:

200 € (2019)
240 € ( as from 2020)

Surplus Fee: 100 €/ up to 15 other people

Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: Sanssouci Park
Availability: year-round
Duration: 2 hours
Flat rate for groups: 160 €
Group size: maximum 40

Guided Tours and Prices (School groups/students)

Group tour: Imperial Christmas - New Palace /Guided tour
Availability: available from 26 November 2019 until 6 January 2020/ and 23 November 2020 until 6 January 2021
Duration: 1,5 Stunden
Flat rate for groups:

140 € (valid 25 November - 6 January 2020)
168 € (valid 23 November - 6 January 2021)

Group size: maximum 25
Group tour: New Palace with audio guide
Availability: year-round
Duration: 80 min
Flat rate for groups:

112 € (2019)
140 € ( as from 2020)
Surplus Fee: 70 €/ up to 15 other people

Audio guides available in: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Russian

Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: New Palace and Grounds/Guided tour
Availability: year-round
Duration: 1,5 hours
Flat rate for groups:

140 € (2019)
168 € ( as from 2020)
Surplus Fee: 70 €/ up to 15 other people

Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: Sanssouci Park
Availability: year-round
Duration: 2 hours
Flat rate for groups: 112 €
Group size: maximum 40

Booking Policies

We offer a flat rate for groups limited to a maximum number of participants. The group rate always includes fees for group admission to the individual palaces, as well as a personal tour guide or audio guides.

If the number of participants exceeds the maximum size allowed, the group will be divided. Each group is allotted an admission time. The group flat rate is calculated per tour group. At some palaces, we offer a surplus fee up to a specific number of participants for the second guided tour. The surplus fee flat rate cannot be booked as an individual service.

There is no minimum number of participants required for a group tour.

Guided tours can be booked in a variety of languages. The bookings of a respective language are carried out subject to availability of tour guides and cannot be guaranteed.

We offer a 10 % discount from the group price for the groups accompanied by a guide licensed by the SPSG. The discount does not apply to group bookings / group tours with audio guide.

Special arrangements for groups outside the scheduled opening hours are possible on request. In addition to the group fee for a guided tour, extra charges apply for a special opening.

All information provided is subject to availability of offers and changes. Prices for groups are only valid in connection with the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg's (SPSG's) General Terms and Conditions for groups.

All prices quoted are exempt from VAT/sales tax according to German law (§ 4 Nr. 20a UstG).

 

Important note for school and youth groups:

The reduced flat rate for groups/school classes is valid for school groups (aged 27 or younger), including vocational schools and universities. When booking a reservation, the purchaser is obliged to indicate in writing that the group in question is a school or youth group. Furthermore, the purchaser must state in writing that the age restriction is adhered to, as noted above. School and youth groups, including the teacher and other accompanying persons, must also abide by the maximum number of participants allowed on each tour. If the group number exceeds the limit, the class will be divided into two groups.

General Terms and Conditions for Group Tourism

The General Terms and Conditions for Group Tourism of the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg apply.

Read GTC Group Tourism

Download GTC Group Tourism (PDF, 57 kb)

Photo Permits for Groups

Taking photographs inside the Prussian palaces is only allowed with a photo permit

  • flat fee for a group of maximum 40 people: 20 €

We recommend booking the photo permit for groups along with your group reservation request.

If you wish to wait to purchase the photo permit on the day of your visit, please allow plenty of time so as not to miss the scheduled admission time for your group booking.

The photo permit is only valid for private use. Any form of publication or use of the photographs for commercial purposes is prohibited. For conservational reasons neither flash nor tripods may be used.

Plan your visit

Group cashier and information desk, museum shop, restrooms (barrier-free) are at the visitor´s centre, museum workshop, video introduction and Apps about Sanssouci at the visitor centre as well an model/overview of Sanssouci Park in front of the visitor's centre at the New Palace.

Dining

Café Caroline
inside the Visitor's Centre at the New Palace

Café & Restaurant Fredersdorf
next to the park entrance Südtor, only a few steps away from the New Palace

Luggage storage

Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.

A limited number of lockers are available for smaller pieces of baggage (up to 35 x 35 x 50 cm).