Park Sanssouci : Michelin's recommendations
Sanssouci Park (290ha) features an enchanting series of charming little gardens, whose variety is further enhanced by a host of delightful buildings glimpsed from a path, a pond or the top of a hill. Beautifully landscaped English and French gardens are scattered throughout this vast domain. The impressive main path is 2.5km long and runs as far as the Neues Palais (new palace). The park is embellished with countless sights, including an obelisk (1748), the Italian-style Friedenskirche (Church of Peace), where Friedrich-Wilhelm IV is buried, Neptungrotte (Neptune's Grotto), Bildergalerie (Paintings Gallery), the old and new orangeries, the old mill, the Sicilian garden, Drachenhaus (Dragons' Pavilion), Belvedere, Schloß Lindstedt (Lindstedt Castle), Römische Bäder (Roman Baths), Schloß Charlottenhof (Charlottenhof Castle), Chinesisches Teehaus (Chinese Tea House) without forgetting the Neues Palais and Sanssouci Palace itself, devoted to Bacchus and pleasure. Its façade was enriched and added to by successive sovereigns up until the early 20C. Although often compared with Versailles in France, Sanssouci Park is bigger, more countrified and less stately. We definitely recommend devoting a whole day to get the most out of this wonderful domain.