7 Interesting Facts About Sanssouci Palace

Sanssouci PalaceWhen planning a trip to Germany, guests will find that this is a beautiful country that is alive with history and culture. As with most of Europe there are several palaces that are open for visitors to enjoy. Among these are the Sanssouci Palace, the Neuschwanstin Castle and the Cecilienhof Potsdam Palace. If given the chance, tourists should be sure to visit one of these if not all of these magnificent historical palaces. Here we have compiled a short list of the seven most interesting facts about Sanssouci Palace.

1. Originally, Sanssouci Park was designed in 1744. Because of the beautiful views offered in the park Frederick the Great designed Sanssouci Palace as his summer retreat where he would go to unwind and relax from the pressures of royal life.

2. Frederick the Great wished to be buried on the grounds of the Palace. Sadly, this wish was not granted until after the German reunification. Visitors may now visit his tomb located on a castle hill.

3. The king unfortunately was only allowed to enjoy the waterworks of the palace once before his death. They did not work correctly until the 19th century.

4. The magnificent white and gold Marble Hall reception area was inspired by the Parthenon in Rome, Italy.

5. Some of the most amazing attractions and things to do in Berlin include the fountains, faux ruins and classical statures of Sanssouci Palace.

6. The Neves Palace (New Palace) was constructed to commemorate the end of the 7 Years war.

7. There are many museums located on the property of Sanssouci Palace for guests to enjoy including the Historic Windmill.

Many of the wonderful hotels in Potsdam are located within easy walking or driving distance to Sanssouci Palace. One of the most popular of these hotels is Inselhotel Potsdam.