Group Offers Orangery Palace

The powerful Orangery Palace towers upon a ridge not far from the Visitor’s Center at the Historic Windmill. Commissioned by Frederick William IV in 1851–64, the building was based on Italian models. The palace is flanked by two greenhouse wings. The magnificent interiors are largely preserved in their original condition. The Raphael Hall, with the largest assembled collection of copies by the famous Italian master, is of particular renown. The generously laid out terraces in front of the palace lead invitingly into Sanssouci Park.

We offer the following group tour:

  • Theatrical Tour Out of Time Editha von Haacke, Lady-in-Waiting to the Queen
    Learn more: Out of Time - Theatrical Tours
    Highlights of the guided tour: King Frederick’s William IV bedroom, Raphael Hall, Queen Elisabeth’s bedroom
     
  • Orangery Palace with Sanssouci Park
     
  • Exotic Species Go To Sleep for the Winter - guided tour through the Orangery's plant halls (November - March)

Address

Orangery Palace
An der Orangerie 3-5
14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Potsdam, Orangerie/Botanischer Garten"

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Parking

Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P1 – At the Historic Windmill and P3 – At the New Palace.

Opening Hours for Groups

Saturday/Sunday and Holidays 10-5:30 (April)
Tuesday-Sunday 10-5:30 (May-October)

Accessibility

The observation tower is not wheelchair accessible.

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

Guided Tours and Prices (Adults)

Group tour: Exotic Species Go To Sleep for the Winter
Availability: November-March (on request)
Duration: 90 minutes
Flat rate for groups: 130 €
Group size: maximum 25
Group tour: Orangery Palace and Sanssouci Park
Availability: April-October
Duration: 1,5 hours
Flat rate for groups:

130 €

Group size: maximum 25
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: Sanssouci Park
Availability: year-round
Duration: 2 hours
Flat rate for groups: 112 €
Group size: maximum 40
Group tour: Orangery Palace and Sanssouci Park
Availability: April-October
Duration: 1,5 hours
Flat rate for groups:

91 €

Group size: maximum 25

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 in visitor’s centre at the Historic Windmill, museum shop in Sanssouci Palace and garden museum shop next to the visitor’s centre, restrooms in Sanssouci Palace or in the visitor’s centre. Model overview Sanssouci Park in the visitor center

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).