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“Guided tour was in German”

Orangerie im Park Sanssouci
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Ranked #13 of 86 things to do in Potsdam
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

We wandered along the road from Sanssouci and came upon the Orangerie. There were no directional signs. The orangerie was built from 1851-1864. We just happened to be there a few minutes before 3:00 so we paid for the 30 minute tour. Little did we know it was going to be totally in German for the entire time. We were handed an English brochure but it had little information about the few rooms that we toured. Everyone had to put on the felt slippers that went over the shoes. My husband wears a size 12 and they were rather hard to shuffle in due to the lack of larger sizes.
The Raphael Hall with the red walls and the copies of the paintings of Raphael was impressive. The Malachite room was elaborate with the inlaid furniture. The English speakers had really no idea about each of the rooms even though the tour guide was very fluent in English as well.
The hall where the plants had been must have been beautiful but now it is just an empty hall with windows.
Since the tour was in German, I would really not recommend coming here unless you have a full day pass and just want to look at the rooms.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

The Orangerie is a beautiful building on a high point in the park. It has attractive gardens which set off the building.
After Neuer Palais this was my favourite building in the park.
Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lI0ve2h0liday
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We loved it so much even more than sancoussi. The place is so lovely and off the beaten track not many tourists visit it so don't miss it

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Nony Z
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

There are 2 parts, the tower and the palace itself. The tower has a short climb to the top with a view of the park. The palace contained only a few rooms to show, you have to wear special slippers for this palace which i loved haha!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Nice place to visit, but I find that it needs some renovation. It would be much nicer if at least if the paint was refreshed. Overall though it is worth visiting it. It has an interesting history.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank grossetti
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