Frederick William IV. (1795-1861), the “Romantic on the Throne”, had this last and great palace built in the Sanssouci park. The monarch’s “addiction to Italy” is reflected in every facet of the imposing structure: sculptures, fountains, arcades, terraces and the hall of plants brought at that time as today the Mediterranean flair to Potsdam. In addition to this, the palace structure comes up with the magnificent Raphael Hall. There are more than 50 copies of paintings of Raphael, created in the 19th century, which visitors can admire. Also, the malachite room, opulently equipped with sculptures, handicraft and golden decor, is a must for every visit to Sanssouci. In the large plant halls, cultural events are organized regularly. During the cold season, the sensitive tub plants of the park here survive the Winter even today.
Foto: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten, Leo Seidel