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Pomp and glory of the Prussian Kings returns to Potsdam

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Potsdam Palace Night
Germany   The Potsdam Palace Night makes the pompous lives come alive

In summer each year, the parks and palaces of Sanssouci in Potsdam celebrate the bygone pomp and glory of the Prussian Kings.

The Potsdam Palace Night makes the pompous lives of the Prussian kings come alive.

For two days, the gardens, temples and palaces around Sanssouci Palace open their doors for visitors and allow them a glimpse into the baroque lifestyle of Frederick the Great and his royal contemporaries.

Sanssouci, the former summer residence of Frederick the Great, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site embedded in an extensive park landscape conceived by famed landscape architect Peter Lenné.

During Potsdam Palace Night, both park and buildings are brilliantly illuminated and peopled by illustrious figures.

Throughout the gardens, visitors are greeted by musicians playing classical tunes. Dance and theatre performances give visitors an insight into popular attractions from centuries ago while a number of informal lectures acquaint inquiring minds with the thoughts and visions of the society of the 18th century.

The Potsdam Palace Night event will be held on 17 and 18 August 2018, Friday from 18:00, Saturday from 17:00.

Admission fee is about 41 euros per person, free admission for children under 14. The number of tickets is limited and may sell out quickly.

Visitors may not bring their own food. Numerous food booths on site provide a wide range of culinary refreshments.


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