Park Sanssouci

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Potsdam , Germany
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At the heart of Park Sanssouci lies a celebrated rococo palace, Schloss Sanssouci . Built in 1747, it has some glorious interiors. Only 2000 visitors are allowed entry each day (a Unesco rule), so tickets are usually sold by 2.30pm, even in quiet seasons. Tours run by the tourist office guarantee entry.

The late-baroque Neues Palais was built in 1769 as the royal family's summer residence. It's one of the most imposing buildings in the park and the one to see if your time is limited.

The Bildergalerie contains a rich collection of 17th-century paintings by Rubens, Caravaggio and other big names.

Many consider the Chinesisches Haus to be the pearl of the park. It's a circular pavilion of gilded columns, palm trees and figures of Chinese musicians and animals, built in 1757.