- 1744 Frederic the Great
orders a small palace to be build on the former "Wüsten
Berg". Frederic the Great wanted the palace to be build
without a cellar, in contrast to his friend and architect
Knobelsdorf. If you walk through Sanssouci in the winter,
you will be able to feel why this was a big mistake.
- 1745 Building starts. Some
month before, Frederic the Great had already ordered a mausoleum
to be build, where, according to the legend, he then could be
"without worries" (French = "sans souci").
However, until 1991, only his dogs were buried there. He himself
was first buried in the Garnisonskirche in Potsdam and later on
- After the Seven Years War, Frederic the Great
finally decided to live in Potsdam and leave Berlin.