Relexa Schlosshotel Cecilienhof

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Crown Prince Wilhelm von Preussen and his wife, Princess Cecilie, had the palace constructed between 1914-1917, the last Hohenzollern castle-palace ever to be built. Perhaps taking after his grandmother, the Empress Victoria (whose own mother was England’s Queen Victoria), Cecilienhof was designed to resemble an English country manor.

Cecilienhof’s greatest fame, however, comes from it being the site of the famous Potsdam Conference of 1945. From 17 July to 2 August, President Truman, British Prime Ministers Churchill and Atlee, and Soviet Premier Stalin negotiated the fate of Germany and Europe at the end of World War II. The U.S., Great Britain, and China also issued a proclamation, which gave Japan an ultimatum to either surrender unconditionally and immediately or face “prompt and utter destruction.”

Pamela’s Perspective

Schloss Cecilienhof is an excellent alternative to staying in Berlin, especially if you have a car. Transportation into Berlin is easy and efficient. And you’ll also be first in line in the morning for entry into the park’s other palaces.


Relexa Schlosshotel Cecilienhof

A 20th-century palace


Neuer Garten
D-14469 Potsdam
Tel: ++49 (0) 331 3705 0
Fax: ++49 (0) 331 2924 98
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Fast facts

41 rooms

Single rooms: 110–141 euros
Double rooms: 140–222 euros
Suites from 215–262 euros
Rates include tax and service

Open: all year

Getting there

Potsdam is about 25 km southwest of Berlin. The S-Bahn line #7 will take you to Potsdam.

What to do

Nearby: palaces and gardens of Sanssousi Park; golf; hiking; horseback riding; Filmpark Babelberg; Berlin


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Hotel renovations are still ongoing and anticipated to last a few more years. Relexa no longer is associated with the property.

When people come out to visit the amazing complex of Potsdam’s Sanssousi Park, they don’t realize that they can spend the night in one of the parks most historic palaces.

The hotel operates in only a small part of the palace; the rest is open to the public for day visits.

Walking paths lead from the hotel through gentle woods and along two lakes. And with the English country manor design, you think you’re somewhere in the UK and not Germany.

Spacious guest rooms have views of either the park or the lake. Individually decorated, they are comfortable and attractive. The wedding suite features a large canopied bed.

You can dine either in an elegant, candlelight dining room or on an outdoor garden terrace when the weather is fine.

Something special

curlicueLocation, location location...Cecilienhof is part of Potsdam’s Sanssousi Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site.