Cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg

The Music Festival Potsdam-Sanssouci is unthinkable without its longstanding, close cooperation, and immediate link to the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg. The Foundation maintains one-of-a-kind palaces and gardens that have become UNESCO World Heritage and it turns history and history’s reappraisal into a contemporary event. The venues and places are inextricably connected with the artistic creation, the music, and the zeitgeist of the eras when they were built. And quite a few of them were in fact built with the intention of creating venues for the staging of music as well as musical theatre. Consequently the Music Festival – established in 1991 and derived from the Park Festival Sanssouci, which in turn had been put on since 1954 – and the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten consider it their joint task and mission to celebrate and uphold this tradition of musical culture inspired by the Prussian Courts of the Muses and to furthermore make it accessible to new audiences by means of presenting lively, top performances of uniquely location-specific concert formats. Each festival season this liaison creates and fosters a unique, incredibly diverse and forever new interplay of artistic setting, spaces, music, aesthetics, artists, visitors, history and the present day.

The special place 2024:

Schloss Cecilienhof & Marmorpalais

They couldn't be more different: the imposing Tudor-style Hohenzollern Palace, where the Potsdam Conference in 1945 set the course for the new order of Europe after the Second World War, and the airy early classicist palace by the lake, where the musically inclined Friedrich Wilhelm II spent the summer months. Both are well worth a visit, especially as Schloss Cecilienhof will close its doors for three years from November 2024 for renovation work. A stroll through the Neuer Garten with its charming park architecture and sweeping views of the Havel landscape completes the excursion and is a delight not only in summer.

Visitors to the music festival can choose to receive a voucher for 2 tickets for the price of one for one of the two palaces (Marmorpalais €8, Cecilienhof €12, each valid until 31.10.2024). Please check the current opening times at

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Funding project 2024

Festival visitors support a special project:

The restoration of the »Archer« in Park Sanssouci

The restoration of Sanssouci's most beautiful naked man, who is undergoing treatment for his damaged copper skin and other wounds, is proving to be more complex than expected. As part of the cooperation with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation, the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival will therefore continue to support this restoration project in 2024.

With the purchase of each ticket, you contribute €1. Thank you!