Roman Baths
Roman Baths

A visit to Park Sanssouci should definitely include an exploration of the Roman Baths. Park Sanssouci lies to the north of Palace Charlottenhof. The Roman Baths in Potsdam were built in the years 1829 to 1840. Frederick William IV himself was responsible for the construction. Inspired by the original baths in Rome and his general love of all things Italian, he decided to construct his very own Roman Baths at his home in Park Sanssouci, Potsdam. The Roman Baths are composed of many different elements: A tea house, a garden house, and many additional buildings, all idyllically ensconced in the green sprawls of the park. Uncharacteristically for Potsdam, many of the buildings emulate Italian styles. Styles point to antique villas as well as Roman thermae.

The entire complex of buildings is located around an artificial lake in Park Sanssouci. The lake, like the park in its entirety, was planned and built by the architect Peter Joseph Lenné. Frederick William IV found many a fault in the initial plans and contributed considerably to the various designs.

Today Potsdam’s Park Sanssouci is a popular destination for holiday makers, but it also remains something of a local garden for the long-established population of Potsdam. With its vast green spaces and the great, old Roman Baths, it’s something you really shouldn’t miss whenever in Potsdam. Though they form an integral part of the park as a whole, the Roman Baths nevertheless create the sensation of being their own little unity of respite and relaxation.

Opening hours
May to October
  • Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 clock
  • Saturday: Closed
November to April
  • Monday - Sunday: Closed
Important notes
  • Last entering 30 minutes before closing time.
Roman Baths map

Events in Potsdam

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Music Festival in Potsdam

The Music Festival in Potsdam will be held again in June. This year's theme "Music and gardens" ubiquitous. So even on the opening day in June. Interesting and unique you can take guided tours and visits to many different places. For those interested there is an Opera Workshop.


Details about the Music Festival in Potsdam can be found here.

The concert on the eve and Night of the Palaces in Potsdam

The Park of Sanssouci and Sanssouci Palace with its terraced vineyards and the New Palace are undisputedly the most important monuments in Potsdam, therefore provides the Night of the Palaces as an excellent temporal orientation, to learn more about the state capital of Brandenburg.


Details about the Night of the Palaces can be found here.

Official Contact

Official Park Sanssouci Contact

The Foundation for Prussian Palaces and Gardens.

Phone : +49 (0)331/9694-0

Fax : +49 (0)331/9694-107