The one-story palace built in the gardens was intended to be only a summer residence, for the private use of the king and his guests.

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Fryderyk planned to spend time there sans souci (without worries), devoting time to his interests and artistic passion. However, twenty years later, in the western part of Sanssouci park, Frederick built a much larger representative palace - the baroque New Palace.

Frederick II the Great, however, did not like it, spoke fanfaronades about it, and rarely stayed there, preferring the Sanssouci palace.