Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Sanssouci Palace

    An der Orangerie 1, 14469

    How to Get There?

    •  

      The S7 links Berlin with Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. Regional DB trains are faster but operate on a more limited schedule. With the tram lines 91 and 94 you have to reach the stops Luisenplatz or Charlottenhof. Tram lines depart every 20 minutes.

      DB BAHN
    •  

      Arriving by car is no problem at all, there is plenty of parking around the Park, on weekends and busy days one may need to walk a little. Due to the high guest traffic in Sanssouci the use of public transportation is highly recommended!

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 52.404694
      LONGTITUDE: 13.035276

       

      Tuicars
    •  

      Bus lines 695 or X15 until the stop "Schloss Sanssouci". Busses depart every 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can take bus lines 605 or 606 from Potsdam main station to the stop "Luisenplatz" (100m from the entrance of the park) or "Schloss Charlottenhof" (50m from the entrance)

      Nearest station

      Schloss Sanssouci
    •  

      If you prefer arriving by plane in Potsdam, please remember to book your flights in time and to book a flight to Berlin as Potsdam does not have an airport of its own.

      Nearest airport

      Berlin Tegel (TXL)

    Why Go There?

    Tue-Sun 10AM-6PM in Summer, 10AM-5PM in Winter

    Sanssouci is Potsdams focal point and the biggest stunner in the area, specially the magnificent rococo palace is a magnet for tourists from all around the world.

    This glorious park & palace ensemble is what happens when a king has good taste, plenty of cash and access to the finest architects and artists of the day. 

    The Park was dreamed up by Frederick the Great, it´s a beautiful place to go for a walk on a sunny day, enjoy a stunning museum, and have a cultural filled day - its a sprawling beast with crisscrossing trails strewn throughout. The various palaces are spaced fairly far apart - it´s about 15km to complete the entire circuit. 

    The name Sanssouci in French means „without cares“. The stunning Palace was completed in 1747 in midst of a gorgeous and very well taken care of Park. Initially the palace was in inhabited by member of the royal family and since 1927 it is a museum and public attraction.

    The historical legacy of the Prussian city of royal residence is reflected in UNESCO's decision to include Potsdam-Sanssouci and its unique array of gardens and palaces in the list of World Heritage Sites in 1990. The best-known landmark of the city is perhaps the famous palace of Sanssouci. The Hohenzollern palace was designed and built in the years 1745 to 1757 by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, who in turn had been commissioned by none other than the Prussian king Frederick the Great. The Rococo palace is situated above the southern slope of Potsdam in the hills of Bornstedt.

     

    Location Details

    Escape Address: An der Orangerie 1, 14469, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Cycling

    Sadly, cycling in the park is strictly permitted but you can go Ökonomieweg and Maulbeerallee, which also is the route in between the park and the main train station.

    Hiking

    Sanssouci park is the largest park in Brandenburg with almost 70 Km of walk ideal to go for a stroll. The palaces are fairly well spaced - it´s almost 2km between the Neues Palais and Schloss Sanssouci. Take your sweet time wandering the meandering paths to discover your favourite spots.

    Sightseeing

    Sanssouci Palace – the stunning palace an outstanding example of architectural and landscape design. The parks and gardens, created over centuries under Prussian electors, kings and emperors, form an unparalleled ensemble. Enjoy a wonderful day discovering this historical rich place.

    Hotels near Sanssouci Palace

    Steigenberger Hotel Sanssouci
    Situated beside the renowned Park Sanssouci, in the centre of Potsdam, this unique hotel offers you elegant accommodation within walking distance of all the attractions. All rooms at the Steigenberger feature cable TV, a minibar, radio and...
    Book now
    About 0.88 KM from Sanssouci Palace
    Hotel am Luisenplatz
    This 4-star hotel is located on the Luisenplatz square in central Potsdam, next to Park Sanssouci. It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and Sky satellite channels.
    Book now
    About 0.95 KM from Sanssouci Palace
    Hotel Brandenburger Tor Potsdam
    This 4-star hotel in Potsdam’s historic centre offers air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. It stands beside Potsdam’s Brandenburg Gate, just 500 metres from Park Sanssouci.
    Book now
    About 1.07 KM from Sanssouci Palace
    © 2016 Carrington Lane LCC