Frederick the Great wanted to grow plums, figs and wine at the gates of Potsdam. The extraordinary view inspired him to build his summer residence on the terraces.
The palace was built between 1745 and 1747 by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff according to the king's ideas and sketches. It is considered the main work of German rococo architecture. The rooms, which are characterised by splendour and elegance, are still originally furnished. They exhibit masterpieces by Watteau, Panini and Pesne.
Note: Admission to Sanssouci Palace can be purchased at the Visitor Centre at the Historical Mill. There you will also get to know what time you can entry the palace.
If you would like to choose your entrance time in advance, we recommend the sanssouci+ ticket with the following advantages:
- Unique access to all Potsdam palaces of the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg
- Choice of a fixed time for entrance of Sanssouci Palace (even days in advance).
- Get your ticket at the visitor centres in Park Sanssouci, the Tourist Information Centres Old Market and Main Station or online