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Address: Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
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+49 331 9694200
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-century palace, reminiscent of the...

Friedrich the Great's amazing 18th-century palace, reminiscent of the grandeur of Versailles, is surrounded by a magnificent 600-acre park.

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I definitely recommend visiting this Palace. It's beautiful and full of interesting history. Be sure to get the audio guide and the photo permit! Totally worth it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I definitely recommend visiting this Palace. It's beautiful and full of interesting history. Be sure to get the audio guide and the photo permit! Totally worth it!

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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326 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice looking palace surrounded by a nice big park. Not so interesting on the inside however. Not bad overall.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To get the most from Potsdam (Sanssouci) you need to like gardens and enjoy Country Houses. I was unable to enter the summer palace of Frederick the Great, too many groups I was told. Through the season this is a common occurrence. Groups have to book well in advance. Individuals can take a chance but expect to wait, sometimes hours... More 

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Hampshire
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213 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travelled out from Berlin by S7 train, took about 45 minutes, and then took the bus to Sanssouci Palace. Admission was €21 booked online. Have to arrive at a certain time, and groups are allowed in according to ticket time. Given an audio device which guides you through the palace, room by room (there are about 10). Within 40 minutes,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my 3rd visit to Sanssouci in past 10 years. The fall was not best time for visit since the highlight is walking the grounds leading to the palace as the vista unfolds. Better to see in late spring or summer. Pack a bottle of water. It is a bit of a hike from the limited parking to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a great palace... small and extremely packed. Not worth the money in my opinion, the grounds were much nicer to see and free.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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192 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This whole area is full of wonderful sights and Sanssouci Palace is just one of them. The gardens, Cecilienhof palace (site of the post WWII Potsdam Conf., and other attractions, make the area well worth a visit, especially if you're interested in history. Really helps to have a guide to make your visit more efficient.

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Oslo, Norway
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76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is beautifully restored. To deal with the throwes of people the tickets are sold for a specific time, which might be an hour or more later. You can always visit the nice cofee-shop down the hill in the meantime. They call out the time of the tickets from the entrance and only let people enter with the right... More 

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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great and immersive leap into history through the visit of the most famous palace in Potsdam. It is a very unique baroque palace which gives a very good idea of Frederick the great's peculiar taste. Very recommended. I gave four because I didn't like the extra fee for taking pictures, where the surveillance is very loose and most of... More 

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit just the one palace and not opt for the whole shebang of palaces and other monuments. Sansoucci seemed okay, so we took the bus from Potsdam to visit the palace. The bus drops you off quite close to the palace. To visit, you first have to buy tickets for a set time. On entering the palace... More 

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