Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam

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Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

Phone: +49-3319694200

Ticket Price: 12 EUR

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Time Required: 00:45 Mins

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Built close to the mid 18th century as a royal home to Frederick the Great, the Sanssouci Palace is often compared to the Palace of Versailles. The striking yellow building is not hard to miss and its classic Rococo style with an adjoining vineyard and garden area, makes the place one of the most mesmerizing places in Potsdam.

The festival of ‘Night of the Palace’ is celebrated here in full regalia- evoking the romanticism and charm of 18th century Baroque era. Today, the palace is a great insight into the lavish life of the King of Prussia and is as close to royalty as you can get!

Sanssouci Palace Ticket Prices

Single Ticket:

  • Both guided tours and audio guides are available.
  • General Price: Euros 12.00
  • Reduced: Euros 8.00

Sanssouci+ Ticket:

  • Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day. Not valid for the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. Not valid for special exhibitions; although some exceptions apply. Includes a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. (plus 2 Euros service charge).
  • General admission € 19.00
  • Reduced: € 14.00

Sanssouci+ Family Ticket:

  • Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG palaces in Potsdam open to the public on one day. Not valid for the Belvedere on Potsdam’s Pfingstberg, Sacrow Palace and Stern Hunting Lodge. Not valid for special exhibitions; although some exceptions apply. Includes a fixed admission time slot for viewing Sanssouci Palace. Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger. On sale at all palace registers and at the visitor centers.
  • Price: Euros 49.00
  • Photo permit: Euros 3 per camera. No flash and tripods.
  • Fro other prices, visit the official website.

Sanssouci Palace Opening and Closing Hours

April - October:

  • Tuesday- Sunday: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm including the Germany Unity Day (3rd October) and Reformation Day (31 October)
  • Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed on Monday

November- March:

  • Tuesday- Sunday: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm including Christmas Holiday (26th December) and New Years day (1st January)
  • New Years eve (31 December): 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed on Monday, Christmas Day (25th December), Christmas Eve (24th December) 

How To reach Sanssouci Palace by Public Transport

  • By Tram: Potsdam, Platz der Einheit/West (2.2 kilometers away)
  • By Bus: Potsdam, Schloss Sanssouci
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Bike.

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  • It was apparently an expensive place to enter, but free to wander outside and take photos. It is a beautiful and unusual palace, looking more like a gigantic orangery than a place where Prussian rulers once held court. It is the outstanding building in a palace complex of many grand, oversized buildings.

  • Fascinating! And very nice staff. Problem: Audio guides out of sync with rooms, because of large number of visitors building up in each. You have to move along, so audio still on previous room while you are in the next. Too much detailed blather, in the time-honoured German tradition of tedious thoroughness. BTW, avoid the outdoor sausage stand across the road; snarly young, body-scratching server who left one of his hairs on my bratwurst -- "worst, served by brat"? Ha, ha! vitty, ja?

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  • We booked our timeslot and bought tickets online as recommended to avoid hours of waiting. With the online service charge, it was 21€ per person, not including the photo charge. Although this includes all of the buildings, the new palace was closed on that day, a fact which was not on their website. Once there, you also get to pay 50 cents just to use the restroom. The guide makes a comparison with Versailles. Even Versailles, despite being more well known, is only 20€.

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  • Peaceful and beautiful garden. Definitely worth a day trip if you are in Berlin.

  • Nice small castle. The tour is about 50 minutes long which seems a little short for the price. If you book online you can only buy a combined ticket for several other locations (some nearby) for 21€. If they catch you taking pictures they will ask you to stop or pay 3€ extra for permission.

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