Sanssouci Park

Sanssouci Park is a large park surrounding Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany, built under Frederick the Great in the mid-1700s. Following the terracing of the vineyard and the completion of the palace, the surroundings were included in the structure. A baroque flower garden with lawns, flower beds, hedges and trees was created. In the hedge quarter 3,000 fruit trees were planted. The greenhouses of the numerous nurseries contained oranges, melons, peaches and bananas. The goddesses Flora and Pomona, who decorate the entrance obelisk at the eastern park exit, were placed there to highlight the connection of a flower, fruit and vegetable garden. Along with the Sanssouci Palace and other neaby palaces and parks, Sanssouci Park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1990 for its unique architectural unity and testimony to 18th and 19th century landscaping in Europe.[1]

Sanssouci Park around 1900
Sanssouci Park
UNESCO World Heritage Site
New Palace (in front), Orangery Palace (background, center) and Sanssouci (background right)
LocationPotsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Part ofPalaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
CriteriaCultural: (i)(ii)(iv)
Reference532ter
Inscription1990 (14th Session)
Extensions1992, 1999
Coordinates52°24′07″N 13°02′01″E
Sanssouci Park, Potsdam
Location of Sanssouci Park in Brandenburg
Sanssouci Park (Germany)

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