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Sanssouci in Potsdam

Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: Some of the monuments in Sanssouci Park, Potsdam. Sanssouci Palace is the most famous palace of the palaces of Potsdam and Berlin. Sanssouci Palace and Park are located outside Potsdam. Potsdam is located about 24 km from Berlin, the capital of Germany. Sanssouci Palace was built for King Frederick the Great in the period 1745-1747. The design of Sanssouci was based on sketches made by Frederick the Great himself. Sanssouci is often considered the German rival to Versailles, but it is far smaller. The palace is only one storey high and has only 12 rooms. The Marmorsaal is loosely based on the Pantheon in Rome. Sanssouci Palace was the summer residence and favourite palace of King Frederick the Great. Over the years several other buildings were built in Sanssouci Park, such as the New Palace and Chinese House. The park around Sanssouci contains many statues and fountains, such as the Great Fountain in front of Sanssouci Palace. King Frederick the Great died in Sanssouci Palace in 1786. The king desired to be buried in a grave on the vineyard terrace near Sanssouci Palace. Even in death he wanted to be near Sanssouci. His last wish was finally fulfilled in 1991. Besides the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin, there are another two UNESCO World Heritage Monuments in Berlin: Berlin Modernism Housing Estates and Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin. The Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1990.

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Sanssouci in Potsdam - The design of Sanssouci was based on sketches made by King Frederick the Great. Sanssouci Palace is often considered the German rival to...

The design of Sanssouci was based on sketches made by King Frederick the Great. Sanssouci Palace is often considered the German rival to Versailles, but it is far smaller. The palace is only one storey high and has only twelve rooms. Sanssouci was the favourite palace of Frederick the Great. Sanssouci gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1990 as part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin.

  1. Sanssouci in Potsdam - The design of Sanssouci was based on sketches made by King Frederick the Great. Sanssouci Palace is often considered the German rival to...

    The design of Sanssouci was based on sketches made by King Frederick the Great. Sanssouci Palace is often considered the German rival to Versailles, but it is far smaller. The palace is only one storey high and has only twelve rooms. Sanssouci was the favourite palace of Frederick the Great. Sanssouci gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1990 as part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin.

  2. Sanssouci in Potsdam - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: Sanssouci Palace and the terraced gardens. Sanssouci is situated in Sanssouci Park in...

    Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: Sanssouci Palace and the terraced gardens. Sanssouci is situated in Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. Sanssouci Park is an ensemble of palaces and gardens, built under Frederick the Great during the 18th century. Sanssouci Palace is the main focus of the Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin. Sanssouci Palace was the summer residence and favourite palace of King Frederick the Great.

  3. Sanssouci in Potsdam - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The Great Fountain in front of Sanssouci Palace. The Great Fountain was built in 1748. The fountain rise...

    Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The Great Fountain in front of Sanssouci Palace. The Great Fountain was built in 1748. The fountain rise to a height of 38 metres. Sanssouci Palace is situated in Potsdam. Sanssouci was built for King Frederick the Great in the period 1745-1747. Sanssouci was the favourite palace of King Frederick the Great. Sanssouci Palace is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin.

  4. Sanssouci in Potsdam - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The vineyard terraces in front of Sanssouci Palace. King Frederick the Great ordered the establishment of...

    Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The vineyard terraces in front of Sanssouci Palace. King Frederick the Great ordered the establishment of a vegetable and fruit garden. The fruit garden and greenhouses were planted with more than 3,000 fruit trees, such as bananas, oranges and peaches. Frederick the Great called Sanssouci Palace 'mein Weinberghäuschen', my little vineyard house. The park around Sanssouci contains many statues and fountains.

  5. Sanssouci in Potsdam - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: Frederick the Great died in this armchair in his study in his beloved Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam....

    Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: Frederick the Great died in this armchair in his study in his beloved Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam. Sanssouci was his favourite palace, the design of Sanssouci was based on sketches made by King Frederick the Great himself, he did not accepted any suggestions for changing his plans. The king wanted an small palace for living that he could enter directly from the gardens.

  6. Sanssouci in Potsdam - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The final resting place of Frederick the Great in the forecourt of Sanssouci Palace...

    Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The final resting place of Frederick the Great in the forecourt of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam. King Frederick the Great wished to be buried in a tomb next to Sanssouci and next to his favourite dogs. Some visitors left potatoes on his grave. During a famine, King Frederick the Great offered free potatoes to his farmers and ordered a national cultivation programme, he saw potatoes potential to help feed his nation.

  7. Sanssouci in Potsdam - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The tomb of King Frederick the Great in the park of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam. King Frederick the Great...

    Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The tomb of King Frederick the Great in the park of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam. King Frederick the Great wished to be buried next to his dogs and next to Sanssouci Palace. His successors did not fulfill his final wish, he was buried next to his father in the Potsdam Garrison Church. His final wish was fulfilled in 1991, 205 years after his death. The sarcophagus of the king was interred in the forecourt of Sanssouci Palace.

  8. Sanssouci in Potsdam - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: A trellis gazebo nearby Sanssouci Palace. There are two free-standing trellised gazebos, richly decorated...

    Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: A trellis gazebo nearby Sanssouci Palace. There are two free-standing trellised gazebos, richly decorated with gilded ornaments. Potsdam, with its beautiful palaces and parks, was the favourite town of the Imperial family of Germany until the fall of the Hohenzollern dynasty in 1918, after World War I. Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1990.

  9. Sanssouci in Potsdam - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The Chinese House is a garden pavilion in Potsdam, built in 1754-1757. The pavilion is an important...

    Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin: The Chinese House is a garden pavilion in Potsdam, built in 1754-1757. The pavilion is an important example of the 18th century Chinoiserie, this style is a mix of Western and Oriental architecture. The Chinese House lies in Sanssouci Park nearby Sanssouci Palace and the Neues Palais. It houses Meissen and Asian porcelain. The Chinese House is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin.