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Situated to the west of the park, 1 km from Sanssouci Castle, the "New Palace" stands at the end of the driveway, imposing and majestic. Built between 1763 and 1769 to celebrate the victorious power of Prussia after the Seven Years' War (1756-1763), it is the last and largest Baroque palace in Potsdam. It was designed by the architects Büring, Manger and Gontard. The palace was never a main residence, its function being more representative: it was used by the king as a secondary residence for holding large receptions and receiving guests. Frederick II occasionally occupied his apartments in the south-east wing of the castle (which you can only see on a guided tour). Not to be missed, the Rococo lounge with its shell decorations or the Marble Gallery.

Left abandoned after the king's death, the palace was only reused in the 19th century by Frederick III and Princess Victoria. It was here that the emperor was born and died. He reigned for only 99 days between March (after the death of his father William I) and June 1888, a year which was called the Year of the Three Emperors (Dreikaiserjahr). The palace is inhabited by his son Emperor Wilhelm II and Princess Augusta. Innovations such as elevators and bathrooms date from this time! Opposite the palace there are two buildings in the same style, the communal areas, i.e. the kitchens, servants' and guards' rooms, now belonging to the University of Potsdam.

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Opening time and information on NEW PALAIS

Open from 10 am to 4.30 pm in winter and from 10 am to 5.30 pm in summer. Closed on Tuesdays. 10 € / 7 €.

Members' reviews on NEW PALAIS

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Romain63118
5/5
Visited in august 2019
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Je regrette d'avoir visiter en dernier ce monument car je n'ai pas eu le temps nécessaire pour en profiter pleinement. La première salle (salon rocaille) est absolument incroyable, surréaliste. Une conception folle. Les autres pièces sont plus "classiques" quoique superbes. Je conseille de visiter ce palais assez tôt dans une journée consacrée à l'ensemble du parc car il est à privilégier. Ne passez pas à côté !
mariaqueixa
4/5
Visited in february 2018
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La visite vaut la peine. Les pièces sont belles, bien meublées et décorées. La pièce centrale, décorée aux coquillages (Muschelsaal), est vraiment étonnante !

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