Between 1745 and 1747 the Prussian King Friedrich II. built (1740-1786) Sanssouci on the plateau of a terraced vineyard Castle. Located just outside the gates of the city of Potsdam, the Castle served the King as a summer residence. The wartime excepted, the castle was Sanssouci for Friedrich II. from April to October the preferred abode. Here Frederick wanted to his private interests go unsolved as the music, architecture, and philosophy.
Georg Wenzel louse von Knobelsdorff, the most important North German Builder, is the creator of this sanctuary.
The name "Sanssouci", Frederick gave his summer home, reveals that a place should be created here, where he could pursue his private inclinations "Without worry" and in silence almost rural seclusion. So, the Castle Sanssouci contains the only extremely low for a Royal Castle number of 12 lavishly equipped rooms.
Distance from hotel: 6.2 km