Picture Gallery and New Chambers
The Palace of Sanssouci is flanked on either side by elongated, single-storey buildings. Like the Palace itself, these were built during the reign of Frederick the Great. To the east, looking over the vineyard terraces to the right, is the Picture Gallery; and to the west are the New Chambers.
The Picture Gallery was built a few years after the Palace of Sanssouci, between 1755 and 1764. A passionate collector, Frederick the Great had it built specifically with a view to keeping some of his many paintings there. Sanssouci Picture Gallery is thus the oldest existing museum built for a ruler in Germany.
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