If after weeks of isolation, your home is beginning to feel a little cooped up, it might be fun to explore some more generously proportioned interiors.
Things to Do in Berlin – Explore Germany’s capital with Sara Monty’s list of things to do in Berlin. She absolutely loves this city and you will too!
The heavy thunderstorms caused damage to gardens and parks of the Unesco World Heritage in Potsdam. Reparing the damage will take some time.
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.
Brandenburg boasts magnificent palaces, medieval town centers and plenty for nature-lovers.
Germany’s efficient rail system and Autobahn make leaving Berlin for the countryside and neighboring cities very easy. Here are six day-trip destinations to consider while visiting Berlin.
Source: 6 Best Day Trips From Berlin
Funding will benefit Potsdam’s Sanssouci and Berlin’s Charlottenburg palaces.
The German government and the states of Berlin and Brandenburg pledged €400m for the renovation of Unesco world-heritage palaces and parks around Berlin and Potsdam in an agreement signed on 21 September.
The funding through to 2030 is destined for museum sites including the former royal palace at Charlottenburg in Berlin, Frederick the Great’s Sanssouci complex in Potsdam and the Cecilienhof palace, where Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Joseph Stalin met to discuss how to partition Germany after the Second World War.
Hartmut Dorgerloh, the general director of the Foundation for Prussian Palaces and Parks, called the agreement “a milestone” in the organisation’s history. The funding will allow “the most serious damage to be repaired,” the foundation says.
Germany is full of castles. This post takes you through the very best including fairy-tale Neuschwanstein, the ruins of Heidelberg and a palace just outside of Berlin.
Take a Trip Through Germany’s Past and Visit Its Best Castles.
There are over 25,000 castles in Germany today. Some are only ruins, but many of them are well-preserved and home to museums, restaurants and even hotels open to the public.
The country is filled with castles because during the Middle Ages, Germany was divided into many small, competitive feudal states and principalities. These unstable times encouraged the construction of secure and fortified castles in Germany.
The Castle Road is lined with 70 castles and palaces; it is 625 miles long and leads you on small winding back roads from the southwest of Germany to the Czech Republic.
Those of you who always dreamed about moving to Germany should keep an eye out for the extraordinary Villa Kampffmeyer, that’s impressive in more ways than one. Situated within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Potsdam, this charming villa dates back to 1923 and boasts stunning views of two of Prussia’s most famous imperial castles.
But what might be even more interesting is the fact that this historic estate once had the Berlin Wall passing right through the property and diving the two sides of Germany. That’s a cool fun fact for your guests, right? Inspired by neoclassical and Baroque architectural styles, this mesmerizing property has been put through an extensive restoration process in these last couple of years and displays arched windows, Greek sculptures and many other unique features.
“Villa Kampffmeyer,” a historic estate in Germany through which the Berlin wall once passed, is on the market for €23 million ($26,275,200).
Situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the edge of the water distinguishing the boundary between Berlin and Potsdam, the villa, which dates back to 1923, boasts stunning views of two of Prussia’s famed imperial castles.
The 15,000-square-foot residence, inspired by neoclassical and Baroque architecture styles, sits on two acres and is framed by a portico and a cupola, topped with a statue of the Greek god Hermes.
Now wonderfully renovated and restored, the estate, distinguished by arched windows and Greek sculptures, was used during the Potsdam Conference in 1945.
Less than an hour from Berlin, Potsdam has long drawn tourists to its complex of UNESCO-recognised parks and palaces and is now also home to one of Germany’s most impressive new galleries. Opened in January, Museum Barberini is a reconstruction of the destroyed Barberini Palace and will show an ever-changing selection of German and international art. Here the museum’s director Dr. Ortrud Westheider gives her insider guide to the attraction.
How should first-time visitors structure their visit?
Until May 28 this year, the museum is showing two exhibitions with a total of over 170 works on display: Impressionism: The Art of Landscape, and Modern Art Classics: Liebermann, Munch, Nolde, Kandinsky. We invite our visitors to wander through the exhibition galleries and also explore the links between these two shows, both visually and in terms of subject matter.
The German city of Potsdam lies roughly 20 miles southwest of the center of Berlin and is well-known for its large palaces and lush parks. It’s also famous for possessing one of the largest stocks of historic villas in Europe, with some dating back as far as the 1890’s.
Now, one of Potsdam’s most prestigious private homes is back on the market for €28m, a price that’s likely one of the most expensive for a single family home in the region.
Villa Kampffmeyer, a completely renovated four-bedroom Baroque-inspired villa, measures more than 15,000 sq ft and sits on two acres of land. Built in the 1920s for a family of flour tycoons, the four-level home is situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the edge of the water marking the historical boundary between Berlin and Potsdam.