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Sanssouci Palace

Local name: Schloss Sanssouci

Located inside: Sanssouci Park

The Rococo Hohenzollern Palace was built in the first half Of the 18th century as the summer residence of the King of Prussia Frederick II the Great. The building belongs to a group of palaces and park complexes in Potsdam and Berlin that have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1990. Visitors can admire, among others royal apartments, including the armchair and desk where Frederick II died, Audience Hall, library and Concert Hall, which is an outstanding work of Prussian Rococo. The palace also has terrace gardens and the grave of Frederick II.

The author of the palace design was Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. In the first half In the 19th century, the residence was rebuilt by Ludwig Persius and Ferdinand von Arnim at the request of King Prussia Frederick William IV.

The name of the palace comes from the French 'sans souci', which means carefree.


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Maulbeerallee 14469 Potsdam , Germany