The fountains on the Orangery Terrace in Park Sanssouci
Every year as part of its cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, the Music Festival supports one specifically chosen restoration project.This year you can help restoring the fountain on the middle terrace at the Orangery Palace in Park Sanssouci. Peter Joseph Lenné designed the water garden and modelled it on the fountains in the garden of Villa d'Este in Tivoli near Rome. When the fountain in Potsdam bubbles again the water flows from a lion's head in an alcove into the brick-built basin.
When purchasing a ticket you automatically donate €1,- to the restoration of the fountain. Many thanks!
The Sea Lion Fountain in the Sicilian Garden in Park Sanssouci
Every year as part of its cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci supports a special restoration project. In 2017 the focus is on the sea lion fountain in the Sicilian Garden of Park Sanssouci. On the left and right of the fountain there is a nayade riding on a lion with fishtail. Julius Franz's models from 1858 were executed in marble by Eduard Stützel and Alexander Gilli.
When purchasing a ticket at the Music Festival 2017, every guests automatically donates € 1,- for the restoration of the sea lion fountain. Thank you!
The Church of Peace in Park Sanssouci
Every year as part of its cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci supports a special restoration project. 2016 the focus is on the Church of Peace, which always serves as venue for the opening concert and other musical events. Together with the German Foundation for Monument Protection we are realizing a nationwide appeal for donations. In about 1848 the pillar basilica was built by Ludwig Persius and Friedrich August Stüler based on plans by Frederic William IV. The church was modelled on Roman designs and its apse is decorated with a precious, original 13th century mosaic. It came from the church San Cipriano in Venice, which was demolished. Having been saved the mosaic was moved to Potsdam. It is one-of-a-kind north of the Alps.
By purchasing tickets for Music Festival events, every visitor automatically donates €1.00 per ticket to the project and contributes to the restoration of this unique festival venue. Thank you very much!
Mosaic floor Exedra Bench at the Orangery Palace of Sanssouci
The Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci supports a special restauration project as part of its cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg. In 2015 the main focus is once again on the "Exedra Bench" at the Orangery Palace of Sanssouci. Having been restored last year by means of visitors' support, it is now scheduled to have a true to original, semicircular floor mosaic returned, which is copied from an exact model.
Ticket purchases for selected performances or events at the Music Festival 2015 contain € 1,00 donations for the project. So guests automatically contributes to the upkeep and the restoration of the Music Festival's unique venues. Many thanks!
Exedra bench at the Orangery Sanssouci
As in precious years, the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci is delighted to support a very special project as part of its cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg.
Frederic William IV’s Orangery was built with the intention of bringing Italy’s southern splendour to the meagre North. The building’s immediate vicinity, its front terraces, was richly decorated with various sculptures and vases. Four semi-circular exedra benches, one of which is in danger for static reasons, based on ancient examples were added to the ensemble.
1,- € from the purchase of every ticket to one of our events in the historical rooma and gardens goes to the restauration of the exedra bench. So every visitor contributes to the maintenance of the festival’s unique venues.
Chrystal and Sea Shell Grotto, New Garden
As part of their cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci always support a selected project of restoration. In 2013 the »Chrystal and Sea Shell Grotto« in the New Garden takes centre stage. By purchasing a ticket for any event at Musikfestspiele guests donate € 1,- to the project and contribute to restoring and maintaining the unique venues of Musikfestspiele. Thank you very much!