Park Sanssouci

Sanssouci is the former summer palace of Frederick II, the King of Prussia. It is situated in Potsdam just outside Berlin and is famous for the number of temples which can be found in the gardens.

It was designed by Georg Wenzeslauz von Knobelsdroff between 1745 and 1747 and has 10 main bedrooms. The name, sanssouci means ’without worries’ in French and Frederick II ordered it to be built to escape the stress of Berlin.

Both the palace and its gardens were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1990. Today, sanssouci welcomes thousands of visitors each year. A visit to the palace is recommended because of its colourful gardens which are decorated with fountains and statues. King Frederick II of Prussia asked to be buried in the garden before he died and so you will see his tomb in the garden.

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