Group Offers Picture Gallery

The Picture Gallery at Sanssouci is one of the oldest surviving royal museum buildings in Germany. The harmonious accord of interior design and individual works of art distinguishes what is a rather inconspicuous building on the exterior.
Floors made of yellow and white marble with colored stone inlays, ancient and Baroque sculptures, as well as gilded ornamentation and stuccowork allegories of the arts and sciences high above the heads of the visitors interact with the densely hung paintings.

Today, in addition to paintings from Frederick’s original collection, works from other Prussian palaces are also on display. Among the highlights are Caravaggio’s “Doubting Thomas,” Anthony van Dyck’s “The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost)” and works by Peter Paul Rubens.

We offer the following group tour:

  • Picture Gallery with audio guide
    Highlights of the tour: paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, e.g. "Four Evangelists", and Jan Lievens' "Man in oriental costume" in the West Gallery, Caravaggio's "Increduility of St. Thomas" in the East Gallery

Address

Picture Gallery of Sanssouci
Im Park Sanssouci 4
D-14469 Potsdam

How to get there

Parkplätze

Parkplatz P1 Historische Mühle

Opening Hours for Groups

Tuesday-Sunday 10-5:30 (May-October)

Accessibility

Unfortunately, the exhibition rooms are not accessible for 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: Picture Gallery with audio guide
Availability: May-October
Duration: 80 min
Flat rate for groups: 130 €
Surplus Fee: 100 €/ up to 15 other people


Audio guide available in: German, English, special audio guide for kids & teens (age of 11-14) also in German and English
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: Picture Gallery with audio guide
Availability: May-October
Duration: 80 min
Flat rate for groups: 91 €
Surplus Fee: 70 €/ up to 15 other people Audio guides available in: German and English, special audio guide for kids & teens (age of 11-14) also in German and English
Group size:
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 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 Sanssouci Park overview in the visitor center

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.