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“Don't be put off by complaints about the guided tour”

Orangerie im Park Sanssouci
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Ranked #12 of 94 things to do in Potsdam
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

This well worth visiting even if you don't speak German and can't get a copy of the English notes (I had no problems with either). To my mind it is more interesting and, once you get inside, more beautiful than any of the other palaces/museums in Sanssouci park (though I haven't been to Charlottenhof). As others have mentioned, the guide is happy to answer questions in English, but you don't have to know what everything is in order to enjoy seeing it.

Thank Graham C
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

You may be pressed to see everything s you realize you didn't allow enough time. If you're going to visit the Orangerie then do it right and take the well guided tour and go up in the tower to look out over the park and Potsdam. Allow 90 minutes, at least (the tour takes 30 minutes). What will you see? More breath-taking rooms and you'll learn more 18th and 19th century Prussian history (in a good way).

Thank jbmcnair
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

As others have stated, you have to take a guided tour to go inside the building and I believe the tour is only in German (our tour was in German, but maybe they have some time slots in English?). This was quite strange as the group that were were in was about 25-30 people and it looked like only 5-6 members of the group spoke German (the best part was the tour guide was fluent in English and had to repeat what she said in English because everyone asked her about the things she was pointing at when she was giving the German tour). The rest of us were given cards with a brief description of each room.
The outside of the Orangerie was quite nice, but they either should offer tours in other languages (even if it is only in English), audio guides or at least a better description sheet.

Thank A J
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Be aware you cannot visit this yourself and have to have a 30 minutes guided visit. They ran out of English notes sheet and I had to settle for French. I am still rather puzzled as to why the tour was in German when most of the group was not from Germany. It is not as if the guide did not speak English, her English was quite good. Another East German mystery.

Thank klear
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

We never entered the actual building itself, but just to stroll around in the garden and look at all lovely flowers, fountains and statues was wonderful.

Thank anderssjolin70
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