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This "boast", as Friedrich II qualified it, is the largest palace in Potsdam. The king wanted to demonstrate that the economic power of Prussia remained intact after emerging victorious from the arduous Seven Years War. It was intended to house the royal family. It required the skills of thousands of craftsmen and was built in the Rococo style, so beloved of Frederick the Great, even though the style had become outmoded. Its extravagance and ostentation are such that it is not to be missed. It is located in the park of Sanssouci.

Useful information

Address : 

Am Neuen Palais

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: 10am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-5pm - closed Tue - guided tour of royal apartment Apr-Oct: 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm - closed Tue - Pesne gallery Apr-Oct: weekends and Bank Hols 10am-6pm - closed Nov-Dec 2012

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Park Sanssouci
Park Sanssouci
Designed partly by Peter Joseph Lenné,
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Dragon House
Dragon House
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Roman Baths
Roman Baths
This mixed group of buildings was built
Charlottenhof Palace
Charlottenhof Palace
Designed by K.F. Schinkel, this palace
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New Orangery
New Orangery
The project was drawn up by Friedrich
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Chinese Teahouse
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Dragon House
Dragon House
The Drachenhaus is a small pagoda (with
Roman Baths
Roman Baths
This mixed group of buildings was built
Charlottenhof Palace
Charlottenhof Palace
Designed by K.F. Schinkel, this palace
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Charlottenhof Palace
Charlottenhof Palace
Designed by K.F. Schinkel, this palace
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Sansouci Palace: Art Gallery
Sansouci Palace: Art Gallery
The art gallery (Bildergalerie) was
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Sanssouci Palace
Sanssouci Palace
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