Potsdam: City of Confluences
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Park Sanssouci Charlottenhof
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A Finnair flight took me to Helsinki , and then I took a connecting service to Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide). Potsdam (Potsdam vacation rentals | Potsdam travel guide) is a mere 40 minutes drive from there. I was really looking forward to it as Potsdam is a great mix of historical sites, palaces and nature reserves.
And the surrounding forests, moors and green pastures are picture postcard-perfect ! Splendid lakeside houses and Baroque castles punctuate the landscape around Potsdam and offer a glimpse into the aristocratic lifestyle of bygone eras. It is not surprising that in 1990, UNESCO declared large sections of Potsdam part of the world’s cultural heritage.
Arriving in Potsdam, the Malabar Hill Mystery was solved as our guide informed that we were heading off to see Sanssouci Palace and gardens, the most famous palace in Potsdam. And it is none other than the summer palace of the Prussian King, Frederick II (Frederick the Great) designed by George Weazeslaus von Knobelsdorff between 1745 and 1747 is very often likened to the palace of Versailles in Paris . However, Sanssouci is much smaller and in the more intimate Rococo style.
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