Retreat on the Vineyard
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This palace is open.
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No other palace is so closely linked with the personality of Frederick the Great as Sanssouci. The name Sanssouci – without a care – should be understood as both the primary wish and leitmotif of the king, because this was the place where he most preferred to retreat in the company of his dogs. The king’s summer residence was ultimately his favorite place and sanctuary in difficult times.
The location of the palace beside its well-known vineyard terraces and the originally preserved 18th century interior decoration allow visitors to delve into the world of the “philosopher of Sanssouci.” The interiors are characterized by their elegance and stylish displays of grandeur. They are also a clear expression of the king’s love of beautiful surroundings – his “Prussian Arcadia.”
It is of note that the king wished to be buried in a crypt on the uppermost terrace of the vineyard. Even in death, he wanted to be near his beloved Sanssouci. His wish was granted, although not until his reburial there in 1991. Frederick the Great’s grave is located on the highest terrace.
How to get there
Stop "Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci"
Paid parking spaces for cars and buses in the car park P1 – At the Historic Windmill.
Summer Season | April to October
|Tuesday - Sunday:||09:00 - 17:30|
Winter Season | November to March
|Tuesday - Sunday:||10:00 - 16:30|
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing.
Visits to Sanssouci Palace are bound to fixed admission times. Same-day tickets are available at the Visitor center at the Historic Windmill from 30 minutes before the Palace opens. Because the number of admission tickets per day is limited, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance through our online ticket shop.
On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.
Both guided tours and audio guides are available.
Price : 14.00 reduced : 10.00
Annual Pass for the Palaces
Valid for all SPSG palaces open to the public incl. special exhibitions, for one year after date of issue (except Sacrow House, Stern Hunting Lodge; in the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, ticket owners are granted the reduced rate). Including discounts in museum shops and selected restaurants. Non-transferable. On sale at all palace registers and visitor centers.
Price : 60.00 reduced : 40.00
Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
Visitor's Center at the New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107
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.
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.
In the surroundings you will find the following dining options:
at the Visitor Centre at the New Palace (South Gate Building / "Südtorgebäude")
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
360 degree panorama
Sanssouci Palace, Marble Hall
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