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 2023

The Marble Palace in the New Garden

The early neo-classicist palace is placed romantically on a terraced sight directly on the lake shore in the New Garden. At the end of the 18th century music-loving King Frederic William II would spend his summers there. Most of the interior rooms, many of which are originals, are decorated with precious furniture and inlaid works creating a delicate interplay with the idyllic park of the New Garden. Take a stroll and enjoy the interesting, mystical park architectures and the views of the Havel scenery.

Music Festival visitors get a voucher for two palace tickets for the price of one (8 €). All public health regulations regarding COVID apply, see

Opening Hours:
1st January to 31st March
Sat/Sun/Hols 10-16 h, last admission 15:30 h

1st April to 30th April
Sat/Sun/Hols 10-17:30, last admission 17 h

1st May to 31st October
Tue-Sun/Hols 10-17:30 h, last admission 17:00 h

1st November to 31st
Sat/Sun/Hols 10-16 h, last admission 15:30 h

Festival Guests Support a Special Project:

Restauration of »The Archer« in Park Sanssouci

As one important aspect of its cooperation with the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg, the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci supports a carefully selected restauration project every year: in 2022 and 2023 it is »The Archer«, which is located in the garden underneath the Orangery Palace, one of Ernst Moritz Geyger’s best known pieces, that was realized in copper by Gustav Lind. The restorers clean, repair and conserve the copper skin, stabilize the support structure, and put the bow back in shape.

By purchasing a ticket, you donate € 1, - to this restauration project. Many thanks.