Opening times

Sanssouci Park closes for park and palace visitors on Friday 09.08. and Saturday 10.08. at: 3:00 p.m. and then opens its gates again for the Potsdam Palace Night.
Admission start: 17:00
Last admission: 23:00
Last bar: 0:30 a.m.
End: 1:30 a.m.
The complete program will be available on this website shortly.

Safety and hygiene rules

The safety and health of our guests and employees in front of, on and behind the scenes is our highest priority. We keep ourselves constantly informed about the currently necessary and helpful measures and will communicate their implementation here.
The following applies at all times: Anyone who feels ill or has corresponding symptoms of a contagious disease should be tested or see a doctor immediately and refrain from attending the event for the protection of the other guests. We ask for considerate interaction with each other.

Sustainable overall implementation

The Potsdamer Schlössernacht and its team continuously set new standards in environmental protection through innovative concepts and technologies. With certified expertise and extensive experience in sustainable event management, the event is reviewed and further developed every year. Goals are defined along the three pillars of sustainability and concrete measures are developed for various fields of action. Service-providing companies are evaluated and prioritized as part of a comprehensively audited supply chain management system.

Some successes over the years are:
– The certified, technical implementation of the event in accordance with DIN ISO 20121 for sustainable event management.
– Use of a reusable system for catering.
– Avoidance of fireworks in favor of forest fire and animal protection; instead, use of laser shows and drone ballet to additionally reduce particulate matter.
– Switch to energy-efficient lighting, which has already reduced electricity consumption in the area of lighting by 89%.

Contact person for sustainability:
Alan Daoud (he/him)

What is the best way to get to the Potsdamer Schlössernacht?

We recommend that all visitors travel by public transport. There are not enough parking spaces available around Park Sanssouci. In addition, a high volume of visitors is to be expected on the streets adjacent to Park Sanssouci. The frequency of public transportation will be adjusted to the number of visitors and increased to make arrival and departure as pleasant as possible.
Detailed arrival and departure information will be made available here in time for the event.

Where can I park?

We recommend that all visitors travel by public transport. There are not enough parking spaces available around Park Sanssouci. In addition, a high volume of visitors is to be expected on the streets adjacent to Park Sanssouci.
During the event, the “Historische Mühle” visitor parking lot at Park Sanssouci will be reserved exclusively for pre-registered coaches, holders of a special blue parking permit and cyclists. We are creating bicycle parking spaces at several locations around the park, the locations of which will be communicated here closer to the event.
Please use the signposted Park+Ride (P+R) spaces provided by the city of Potsdam.
For more information, please visit
We recommend:
P+R parking lot “Zum Bahnhof Pirschheide” – direct connection to Park Sanssouci via Tram 91 (to stop “Luisenplatz-Süd / Park Sanssouci”).
P+R parking lot “BUGA (Volkspark)” – connection via Tram 96 with change at stop “Potsdam, Platz der Einheit/West” to line 91 (stop “Luisenplatz-Süd / Park Sanssouci”). 

What can be found where?

Our program team is currently putting together the program and is in coordination with the artists. We will provide you with further information on the program items here shortly.

Where can I buy tickets?

For access to the Potsdamer Schlössernacht, a ticket valid for this evening is required, which you can purchase in advance at the theater box offices, at or by phone at:
040 23 72 400 30 Mon. – Fri.: 10 am to 6 pm and Sat.: 9 am to 1 pm.
At the entrances “Historische Mühle”, “Grünes Gitter” and “Schloss Charlottenhof” you will also find box offices from 5:00 p.m. on the day/evening of the event where tickets can be purchased subject to availability. Please check in advance if tickets will be available on site or if the event is sold out.
Children up to the age of 13 and accompanying persons of disabled persons, in whose person’s ID card a “B” is registered, are admitted free of charge to the Schlössernacht, but require a ticket. At the entrance to the event, proof of the guest’s respective status (child ID or severely disabled ID) must be presented in a suitable manner.
Return after leaving the park is possible with valid ticket marked by the admission service. Please obtain a stamp imprint upon exiting the park. When re-entering the event area, the stamp print and ticket must be presented.
Please note that bulky, dangerous objects, backpacks and bags larger than DIN A3 are not allowed to be brought onto the event premises.
Please note further important information under the item “Security”.

Information for visitors with limited mobility

Sanssouci Park extends over three levels.
The slope between the levels is always greater than 6%.
The lower level contains the largest part of the park with the main avenue, the Chinese House and the area around the Roman Baths and Charlottenhof Palace.
You reach the middle level via the Sicilian Garden. From there you reach the New Chambers of Sanssouci and via another slope to the Sanssouci Palace.
You can reach the upper level of the park if you turn left behind the visitor center at the Historic Mill. From there you will come to the Orangery Palace.
The Chinese House and the Picture Gallery are unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users.
We mark the barrier-free paths in our plan of the event area with a red line.

What am I NOT allowed to take with me?

Please leave the following items at home, they are NOT allowed:

  • Backpacks and bags larger than A3
  • Bulky and/or dangerous items
  • Picnic baskets
  • Glass bottles (of any size)
  • PET bottles or tetra packs larger than 1.5 liters
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laser pointers
  • Drones, multi/quadrocopters
  • Animals of any kind, except for designated guide and assistance dogs
  • Rollerblades, Inline skates, Skateboards etc.

The organizers make every effort to ensure the greatest possible security. Therefore, please understand bag checks at the entrances.
The instructions of the security personnel must be followed at all times.
After dark, use only illuminated paths and secured event areas. Leaving these areas is at your own risk and the liability of the organizers is therefore excluded.
Please also note that fountains do not contain drinking water, but are supplied by the famous “Mosque” from the Neustadt Havel Bay.
All conditions around the event can be found in detail in our General Terms and Conditions.

Can I take photos and record videos?

Of course, you may take photographs in the park for private purposes during the Palace Night. Please use the hashtag #potsdamerschlössernacht when posting in social media. 

Photography, film and television recordings for commercial purposes require the prior written permission of Kultur im Park GmbH and the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation. Please send requests by e-mail to:

Is there food and drink available on site?

There is a rich gastronomic offer in the park. Only non-alcoholic beverages in plastic bottles or tetra-paks up to 1.5 liters are allowed. Please do not bring picnic baskets to the Potsdamer Schlössernacht on the grounds.

The park is large. What is the best way for me to find my way around?

Orientate yourself in the park by the overview plans, which will be provided at the entrances as A3 plans to take home. In advance, we will provide information about the program on our program page. The program will be gradually compiled here and made available to you for your information.

In addition, you will meet hostesses on the event grounds who will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

The park is extensive. We recommend comfortable shoes.

Where are the restrooms?

Free WCs are available at various entrances and places on the grounds, as well as a sufficient number of WCs suitable for disabled persons.

What do I do when it rains?

Please inform yourself in advance about the weather on the day of the event. In case of uncertain weather or precipitation, umbrellas or jackets as well as rubber boots have proven useful, as rain protection and shelter cannot be provided for all visitors.