The most visited attraction in Potsdam is the Sanssouci Palace. Architect Georg W. von Knobelsdorff planned the construction, which was built between 1745 and 1747. The Hohenzollern castle, built in the style of Rococo, is located in the eastern part of Sanssouci Park.
The location of the castle on the famous vineyard terraces and the original 18th-century interior make the visitor immersed in the world of the “philosopher of Sanssouci.” The rooms are characterized by elegance and stylish splendor. But they also clearly show the king’s love for the magnificent surroundings.
Under Friedrich Wilhelm IV, the side wings of the palace, which had to be renovated, were extended. The last royal inhabitant of Sanssouci Palace was the widow of Frederick William IV. Afterwards, the castle of Sanssouci Museum was opened to the public in April 1927. Since 1990, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Potsdam together with the Sanssouci Park.