Sanssouci Palace | Summer Castle & World Heritage

Everyone should be saved according to their façon.”

Welcome to Potsdam and Sanssouci Park. We would like to welcome you to our site with the quote from Frederick the Great mentioned above. It stands for the culture of Frederick the Great and symbolically for the construction of Sanssouci Palace. The castle was built on the ideas of King Friedrich II and plans by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff.

The Sanssouci Palace in the Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, built from 1745-1747, is the highlight of every Potsdam trip and a sight in the heart of Potsdam that is well known across the border. The castle is located approximately northwest of the city of Potsdam at that time and is now also part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Let yourself be enchanted by the summer palace of Friedrich II.

Sanssouci Palace: Information

With this page we would like to give you information about the castle and the park Sanssouci and if you are planning a trip to Potsdam give tips for your arrival. Of course, the castle is the main attraction in the park, but the park offers numerous other attractions that we have put together for you. Here is an overview of Sanssouci Park.

We have also summarized all important questions about Sanssouci Palace (FAQ) for you on one page. If a question is missing, please write to us. The questions and answers are regularly supplemented, expanded and updated.

Important travel information: put together compactly for you

“If possible, use public transport for your visit to Potsdam. For the sake of you and nature.”

Potsdam is very easy to reach and that with almost all means of transport. We have compiled the important and useful information for your journey to Park Sanssouci. If you want to travel by car, we will give you an overview of the parking options near the park and the castle. However, we recommend that you use local public transport. The Berlin WelcomeCard is a great offer. Your accommodation is also taken care of. Use the hotel overview with an interactive map or the compilation of interesting hotel offers in Potsdam. We have put together special hotel offers for you through our partner It is best to book early. Here are our recommendations. Book your hotel well in advance as the hotel capacity in Potsdam is limited especially in the high season. If something special does come up, the reservation can usually be changed or canceled without any problems.

Sanssouci Palace & Park tickets

We also have information on opening times and how to get your ticket. However, we recommend that you always check the current prices and opening times before your arrival. It may always be the case that locks have to be blocked temporarily due to renovation work.

Information about history and construction and architecture

If you only want to find out more about Sanssouci Palace, you can do so on our website. We offer information about the history and the construction and architecture of the castle and the interior, about the crypt and the vineyard terraces.


We also offer numerous pictures so that you can get a first impression of the beauty of the castle. Feel free to browse through the numerous galleries at Sanssouci Palace.

“Sanssouci Palace was really the highlight of my Potsdam trip.”

We hope that you have received a first overview. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.