Guide to Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Berlin

Berlin and the nearby Potsdam are full of magnificent attractions, both historic and modern. Today, we’ll take a look at the former and focus on the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam. What is it? How much does it cost to enter? Let’s take a look.


Sanssouci Palace

The palace was built in the 18th century, as per the order of Friedrich II, the King of Prussia – Sanssouci ended up his burial ground. It was effectively Friedrich’s summer home in the countryside, albeit a bit posher than your usual shack. He hid here amidst time of turmoil, playing with his dogs and simply resting.

UNESCO World Heritage recognised the palace complex as “a cultural property of exceptional quality”, and it certainly stands true today. It also includes the Sanssouci Park with lots of little attractions, like the Rococo Chinese House, the Roman Baths and the Church of Peace.



As for tickets, while you can buy the ticket for Sanssouci alone, you’ll usually find an offer called “Sanssouci+” – this is a combined ticket valid for a single visit to all the Prussian palaces in Potsdam (valid for a day). 

Admission tickets to Sanssouci alone

  • Regular ticket: €14
  • Reduced: €10


  • Regular ticket: €22
  • Reduced: €17
  • Family ticket (up to 2 adults and up to 4 children): €49

Reduced tickets are valid for children, students and disabled persons. 


Opening hours

The Sanssouci Palace is open from:

  • November – December: Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 4:30pm
  • January – March: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm


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