Every year the Potsdam Castle Night is a special highlight in Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. The special atmosphere created by the impressive lighting of the numerous castles and buildings in the park can best be perceived on both days. There is also a colorful supporting program for young and old. The park and the castles shine from new perspectives for this event. Here you will find information about the event, purchasing tickets and how to get there.
2018 and 2019 were a great success
As in previous years, the 2018 and 2019 events were a great success. In 2018, 35,000 visitors watched the festival over two days. The event was reorganized for the 20th anniversary. The motto for 2018 was “Extravaganza”. On two evenings, the festival offered musical performances and illuminations of the castles in Sanssouci Park. Due to the general drought, the organizers had to forego the traditional fireworks. Instead, there were colorful laser shows. That was a very good decision and it didn’t dampen the mood at all.
2019 became Italian
The illuminations of the castles in Sanssouci Park could also be admired in 2019. The event took place on August 16 and 17. Since the state capital Potsdam celebrated an Italian year in 2019, the motto for 2019 was also “Una Notte Italiana” – an Italian night. The visitors were enchanted by the new perspective and the different lighting conditions of the Sanssouci Palace, the New Palace, the Orangery and the many other sights of the Sanssouci Palace Park.
In 2019, in contrast to previous years, there was another access to the festival area at Charlottenhof Palace. The castle, which is kept in the style of Italian villas, became part of the castle night.
Current program of the Potsdam Castle Night 2021
In 2020 there was no night of castles. In 2021 the night of the castles will be French. The two days of the event are under the French-inspired motto “Les rendez-vous au Park Sanssouci”. In 2021 there will again be an opulent light spectacle in the interplay of light projections, acrobatics and music. In addition, stars from radio and television will present works from world literature as part of “Quiet tones, distinctive voices, exciting story (s)”.
The event program will be roughly based on that of 2019 and will be identical on both days. Slight deviations can only exist in the literature section. For more information, please contact the provider directly.
Tickets for the Potsdam Castle Night
You can find information on purchasing tickets for the Potsdam Castle Night here.
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Local public transport is recommended for easy travel. Therefore, use local public transport (ÖPNV). Traveling by car is not recommended. If you still cannot do without your car, please find out more about parking spaces at Sanssouci Palace & Sanssouci Park here. Please also find out about road closures.
If you want to spend several days in Potsdam, use our hotel recommendations.
More information is available on the official website of the event.