Potsdam Palaces And Parks
Just a stone’s throw from Berlin, you will find a magnificent collection of palaces and parks that were built by Prince Frederick William to highlight his prestige. Deciding that the German capital didn’t have the scope for what he was planning, he found the perfect piece of land close by and Potsdam was born. Later, in the 19th century, landscape architect Peter Joseph Lenné sculptured the land in such a way to unite the palaces, gardens and the town.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site includes the Sanssouci Palace and its English gardens, Cecilienhof Palace and Babelsberg Palace. Sanssouci, meaning ‘without care’, is where Frederick the Great would spend his summers, whilst Cecilienhof is the last palace of the Hohenzollern family and was the setting for the signing of the Potsdam agreement by Joseph Stalin, Harry S. Truman and Clement Attlee.
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If you are travelling to Berlin and hope to visit Potsdam during your stay, a Berlin Welcome Card is a great choice. It offers discounts of up to 50% off many Berlin and Potsdam attractions (including the palaces) and gives you free transport around and between the two locations.
A Sanssouci+ ticket costs just €19 per person and will give you access to the following places: Sanssouci Palace, Cecilienhof Palace, New Palace, Orangery Palace, Marble Palace, Charlottenhof Palace, Picture Gallery, Chinese House in Sanssouci Park, Roman Baths in Sanssouci Park, Historic Windmill, New Chambers, Sanssouci Palace Kitchen and Flatow Tower in Babelsberg Park.