The Sanssouci Palace – ‘sans souci’ – was the favorite place of Frederick the Great. It served as his summer residence and maison de plaisance, in which he particularly wanted to enjoy his private life. The palace was built from 1745 – 1747 on a terraced vineyard by Georg Wenzelshaus of Knobelsdorff according to the ideas and sketches of the king. It is considered to be the chief work of German rococo architecture. The rooms are characterized by elegance and splendor and have original furnishings. There are masterpieces of Watteau, Panini and Pesue exhibited.