Sancoussi is definitely the most famous sight in Potsdam. Every year,
2 million visitors walk though its halls.
Very short history:
Click here to go to the chinese teahouse,
not far away from Sanssouci
1744 Frederic the Great orders a small palace to be build
on the former"Wüsten Berg". Frederic the Great wanted the palace to
be build without a cellar, in contrast to his friend and architect Knobelsdorf.
If you walk through Sanssouci in the winter, you will be able to feel why
this was a big mistake.
1745 Builing starts. Some month before, Frederic the
Great had already orderd a mausoleum to be build, where, according to the
legend, he then could be "without worries" (fr. = "sans souci"). However,
until 1991, only his dogs were buried there. He himself was first buried
in the Garnisonskirche in Potsdam and latern on in Hechingen.
After the Seven Years War, Frederic the Great finally decided to life in
Potsdam and leave Berlin.