Group Offers Sanssouci Palace

Potsdamer Schlössernacht - Information for visitors

Due to the Potsdamer Schlössernacht, all venues in Sanssouci Park will close at 2.30 pm on 19 and 20 August 2022, last admission is at 2 pm. Sanssouci Park will close at 3 pm.

Please also note the closure of Maulbeerallee from 18 August, 8 am to 21 August, 11 pm.

The car park at the Historische Mühle will be closed from 19 August, 12 noon to 23 August, 6 am.

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Sanssouci Park, with its palaces and park structures, may be counted among the most significant park ensembles in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. No other palace is so closely tied to the personality of Frederick the Great as Sanssouci Palace.

The name Sanssouci – carefree – should be understood as the desire and leitmotif of the king, because it was here that he most gladly retreated. Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff completed Sanssouci Palace and its terraces in 1747 according to Frederick the Great’s ideas. The situation of the palace on the famous vineyard terraces and the originally preserved 18th century interior decoration allow today’s visitors to delve into the world of the philosopher of Sanssouci.

We offer the following group tours:

  • Sanssouci Palace with audio guide

Address

Sanssouci Palace
Maulbeerallee
14469 Potsdam

Getting here and parking

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 for Groups

Sanssouci Palace:
Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5:30pm (April-June)
Tuesday-Sunday 9amam-4:30pm (November-December)

Contact

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.

Guided Tours and Prices (Adults)

Group tourSanssouci Palace with audio guide
Availability July - December 2022
Duration 60 min
Flat rate for groups

240 € (Jul-Dec 22)

Surplus fee: 100 € (up to 10 other people)

Audio guide available in:
German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese,
Russian, Polish, Dutch, Ukrainian and
Chinese language (Mandarin)

Group size maximum 25 (Jul-Dec 22)

Guided Tours and Prices (School groups/students)

Group tourSanssouci Palace with audio guide
Availability July - Dezember 2022
Duration 60 min
Flat rate for groups

168 € (Jul-Dec 22)

Surplus fee: 70 € (up to 10 other people)

Audio guide available in German, English, French, Italian,
Spanish, Japanese, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish,
Dutch and Chinese language (Mandarin)

Group size maximum 25 (Jul-Dec)

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

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Plan your visit

Group cashier and information desk, lounge with Park overview map at visitor’s centre at the Historic Windmill, museum shop at Sanssouci Palace and garden museum shop next to the visitor’s centre, restrooms at Sanssouci Palace or in the visitor’s centre. Model Sanssouci Park at 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.
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

During the opening hours of the Thoughtful Historic Preservation exhibition (DENK × PFLEGE), there is also a Coffee Bike next to the Roman Baths.

Shuttle service

The SPSG offers a free shuttle service between the Grünes Gitter (Green Grille) and the New Palace on the so-called “Ökonomieweg” in Sanssouci Park from April to October, daily from 11 am to 5 pm.

As the shuttle service is only made possible by the voluntary work of the drivers, we ask for your understanding if the service is not always available.

We recommend wearing a mask throughout your visit.

Impressions

360 degree panorama

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