Tag: DE – Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin

16 stunning places to visit in Germany; Lonely Planet

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Prepare for a roller-coaster ride of feasts, treats and temptations when you experience the soul-stirring scenery, beautiful big cities, romantic palaces and half-timbered towns of Germany.

Source: 16 stunning places to visit in Germany – Lonely Planet

Forbidden City: 5-Hour Tour of Potsdam from Berlin; Get Your Guide

Discover the “forbidden city” in Potsdam and learn interesting facts about its history on this 6-hour tour from Berlin. See the Dutch Quarter, Sanssouci Palace, and the Bornstedt Cemetery, and admire the view from Belvedere on the Pfingstberg.

Source: Forbidden City: 5-Hour Tour of Potsdam from Berlin

Artful gardens in Brandenburg; Sabine Peschel & Frederike Müller; Deutsche Welle

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Private Bicycle Tour: Potsdam by Bike; Berlin.de

The three-hour guided bicycle tour leads to the palaces, gardens and the old town of Potsdam. Start and end point is Potsdam Central station.

Source: Private Bicycle Tour: Potsdam by Bike

The Urn of Alexander von der Mark, or not – Potsdam, Germany; Bernd Das Brot Team; Waymarking

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Sanssouci Park, Potsdam, Germany; Professorabe; Travel Gumbo

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Sanssouci: Old Fritz’s Palace of No Worries; Katrin Figge

Photo: Leo Seidel © Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

In his last will, Frederick the Great, the King of Prussia from 1740 to 1786, asked to be buried beside his beloved pet greyhounds in the terraced gardens of his favorite residence, Sanssouci Palace, in Potsdam near Berlin.

Source: Sanssouci: Old Fritz’s Palace of No Worries — Katrin Figge — City Beat

Potsdam home to World Heritage palaces and parks; Sue Cox; Deutsche Welle

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The palaces and parks of Potsdam have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. They were commissioned by the Prussian kings in the 18th and 19th century and encompass an area over 500 hectares.

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