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All about Potsdam and the Sanssouci, Germany

 
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Potsdam is the capital city of the German Federal State Brandenburg, about 25 km south from the center of Berlin on the river Havel so it is reachable even with bike or via S-Bahn nr.7 from the Capital. It was the residence of the Prussian kings until the German Revolution in 1918. The wonderful Sanssouci Park and palaces are the largest World Heritage Sites in Germany. The Sanssouci Palace was built in Rococo style and it is often compared in beauty with Versailles.

The park is amazing; there are lots of exotic fruits and other plants hidden behind small metallic gates, the plants and trees from Africa and South-America created in me the impression that I’m in an arboretum. These gates with the plants are on a huge stepped terrace with a stairs in the middle that leads up to the Sans Souci palace. There are a lot of bowers on the paths of the park; I walked under tens of meters of green tunnels. The immense garden is ornated with many bronze statues and fountains (the largest of them, the Great Fountain is 18m high) that look like small grey island in the green ocean. If you take your time and get on the Pfingstberg hill, you can experience one of the most wonderful views I have ever seen, a spectacular landscape of Potsdam. And the best part of it: it's thoroughly free.

If you visit Berlin, make up your mind and go to Potsdam too. In French ‘Sans Souci’ means ‘without worry’, it’s really inviting, isn’t it?

 

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What to see in Sanssoucci, Potsdam - Apr 26, 2009, by Wazling
Potsdam is a nice city, sometimes even lovely. Especially regarding Sans Soucci, the big palace district. You can just enjoy the big park, watching the baroque buildings, walls or just tha nature. The palace is really beautiful ad the... Read more »

 
 

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