Potsdam Sanssouci Park: A Photo Tour

A trip to Berlin wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Potsdam and the magnificent palaces within Sanssouci Park, witnessing the power of the Prussian Kingdom.

Germany, Potsdam Sanssouci Park
Potsdam, One of the Entrances of Sanssouci Park

Sannsouci and Potsdam Parks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990

Sanssouci Castle, commissioned by Friedrich the Great in 1744, is certainly the most famous palace. Friedrich II wanted a summer palace, where he could enjoy music and philosophy and invite some of the most important figures of his time in an ‘informal’ setting.

Germany, Potsdam Sanssouci Palace
Potsdam, Sanssouci Castle

No place brings you back to grandiosity of the Prussian Kindgom like Sanssouci Park

Often compared to the Baroque Versailles, Sanssouci Castle is in fact much smaller and intimate, while its Rococo style has been strongly influenced by Friedrich the Great himself, who designed several sketches of the Palace.

Germany, Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Rococo Statues
Rococo Statues Decorating Sanssouci Façade

Walking further the Orangery Palace, built in the 1850s by Friedrich Wilhelm IV following the style of the Italian Renaissance, strikes for its Classicism.

Potsdam, The Orangery Palace
The Orangery Palace

With its circular structure, the Belvedere auf dem Klausberg imitates what was thought to be the Ancient Rome Imperial Palace on the Capitol Hill, according to the very few sources available. Although not one of the most interesting buildings within Sanssouci Park, the Belvedere is located in very pretty surroundings.

Potsdam Belvedere auf dem Klausberg
The Belvedere auf dem Klausberg

At the far end of the 2.5 km main avenue of the Park, the New Palace strikes with its majesty. Commissioned by Friedrich the Great in 1750, the baroque Neues Palais is sumptuously decorated both outside and inside.

Potsdam New Palace, Lateral Wing
Potsdam New Palace, A Lateral Wing

Due to is magnificence the New Palace, whose construction started only after the end of the 7 Years War (1763), became a symbol of the power of the Prussian Kingdom

Potsdam New Palace, Facade
Potsdam New Palace, Facade

In front of the New Palace the Communs Buildings, unfortunately under restoration at the time of my visit, display wonderful exterior architecture, despite they were reserved to servants and the kitchens.

Potsdam, Statue in Sanssouci Park
Potsdam, Statue in Sanssouci Park

Besides the wonderful Palaces, Sanssouci Park is a great place for a walk in the woods and the awesome gardens, maybe sitting on a bench for a while with a good book, or just enjoying the silence.




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Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Content Creation. Besides travel writing Simon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

3 thoughts on “Potsdam Sanssouci Park: A Photo Tour”

  1. Truly beautiful pictures. I went in March a number of years ago. Not a good idea, it was gray skies (typical German winter) and in the winter no flowers. Glad you had sun to see the wonderful architecture.


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