Sanssouci Palace Tours

Glimpse the lavish days of the aristocracy in 18th-century Prussia at Sanssouci Palace. Built for King Frederik the Great, the palace is a fine example of rococo opulence. Gilded ornaments and priceless antiques fill the interiors, while perfectly manicured grounds with fountains and follies, and even a vineyard, are outdoors.
 
The Basics
Sanssouci is French for “without a care,” and this irreverent spirit can be clearly seen in King Frederik’s summer home and UNESCO World Heritage Site, where he came to relax and get away from the pressures of life at court in Berlin.
 
Visitors come to tour the lavish rooms filled with statues and ornaments, including the king’s bedroom, the impressive circular library, and the marble hall. The terraced vineyard leading up to the garden facade of the house—where Frederik himself is buried—is a particular highlight for many. People often come to the palace as part of a half-day or full-day tour from Berlin or choose to spend a few days in the town exploring its sights and surrounding countryside.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Access to the palace is via paid ticket.
  • Reduced price tickets for seniors and students, and family combined tickets are available.
  • The palace and grounds are wheelchair accessible.
  • There is a small cafe on-site.
 
How to Get There
Sanssouci Palace is located in Potsdam, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Berlin. It’s possible to drive to the palace or to take the train to Potsdam Sanssouci Park from Berlin. Guided tours visit the palace frequently, with round-trip transport from Berlin provided. From Potsdam town, you can take a local train to the park or catch bus no. 605 to the palace.
 
When to Get There
Sanssouci Palace has seasonal hours. From April to October, it is open 10am–5:30pm Tuesday–Sunday. From November to March, it is open 10am–4:30pm. The palace is closed on Mondays year-round. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. The palace is usually busiest midmorning through lunchtime.
 
Explore the Town of Potsdam
Close to Berlin yet in rolling countryside, Potsdam was the destination of choice for the German aristocracy as a summer hideout. Along with the grand Sanssouci Palace, you can visit the baroque Barberini Palace, recently fully restored after being destroyed in WWII; the delightfully decorative Chinese House pavilion; and the Marmorpalais (built for Frederick the Great’s nephew Frederik Wilhelm).
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Address: Sanssouci Park, Potsdam 14469, Germany
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Private Day Tour to Potsdam from Berlin by Minivan

Explore Potsdam’s elegant gardens and palaces on a 6-hour, private tour from Berlin with an experienced guide. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, with time to visit the sites that interest you most. See the Glienicke ‘bridge of spies’ and a palace that housed WWI peace conferences, then stroll the manicured park that surrounds Sanssouci Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy tips on the best places to eat in Potsdam’s old city, with plenty of time to browse cafes, boutiques and a local market before returning to Berlin.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Potsdam Walking Tour from Berlin

Get out of Berlin for the day by taking this 6-hour day trip from Berlin to picturesque Potsdam. Drink in the sights of the baroque palaces, placid lakes, manicured gardens and spouting water fountains of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed spot. Let your guide steep you in the history of the place regaling you with tales from centuries ago all the way up the Cold War.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Day Trip to Potsdam from Berlin by Train

Relieve yourself of the bustle of Berlin for at least a half of a day by heading to enchanting and picturesque Potsdam on this 6-hour guided tour by train. Engulf yourself in the charm of this city by strolling around the red-brick-clad Dutch Quarter, the plus-sized palaces, the eye-pleasing lakes and the manicured leafy gardens. Learn about the long history of Potsdam from your guide, stretching from centuries ago all the way up to the Cold War.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Half-Day Potsdam Sightseeing Tour Including Guided Sanssouci Palace Visit from Berlin

Visit the head of the former Prussian Empire on a half-day trip to Potsdam. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous Sanssouci Palace and walk through its gardens—during the summer months. Listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of the Prussian Empire as you stroll through this UNESCO-listed city and visit attractions such as the Dutch Quarter, the rebuilt City Palace, and the New Palace.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Potsdam City Tour

Discover the regal heritage of Potsdam, Berlin’s posh royal suburb. See the Dutch Quarter and well-preserved palaces of Frederick the Great and other Prussian kings, including Cecilienhof and splendid Sanssouci, with a driver and guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes this an easy way to escape the urban grind of Berlin for a day among Potsdam’s lush gardens, plentiful fountains, and fascinating history.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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City Of Emperors 6-Hour Guided Walking Tour in Potsdam

Retrace history of Germany’s kings during this 6-hour guided walking excursion in Potsdam with a small group. Explore the distinguished lineage of this royal city of the German ‘Kaisers’ situated at the outskirts of Berlin, discovering its collection of elegant palaces and castles, baroque-style architecture, and its key role in the events following the end of World War II.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Potsdam Day Bike Tour

Get to know the best of Potsdam on a guided, 4.5-hour bike tour around this scenic university town. Discover its beautiful palaces, parks and gardens. See the historical city center and Dutch Quarter. Pedal past the royal residences of Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany. Visit Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history, then stop at a beer garden for lunch (own expense). A train ticket plus the use of a bike and helmet is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Potsdam Day Trip from Berlin

Get to know the best of Potsdam on this private, guided, 7-hour trip from Berlin. Discover its beautiful palaces, parks and gardens. Learn how this scenic town served as the residence of Prussian kings and German emperors for three centuries. See the historical city center and Dutch Quarter. Travel past the royal residences of Sansoucci Palace, one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany. Visit Cecilenhof Palace, where Churchill, Truman and Stalin wrote world history and stop in downtown Potsdam for lunch (own expense). Berlin hotel pickup/drop-off included. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Potsdam Palaces and Berlin Gardens Biking Day Trip Tour

Explore the royal palaces of Potsdam on a full-day bike tour from Berlin. Pedal past famous landmarks such as Sanssouci Palace, the New Palace, and the Glienicke Bridge—also known as the ‘Bridge of Spies.’ Learn about the history of this UNESCO-listed city and its important role in the Cold War from your informative guide. Snap some photos and take in the beautiful scenery as you bike through the city.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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