From royal residences and grand retreats for the incredibly wealthy of days gone by, these gorgeous palaces all have one thing in common – no expense has been spared when building and decorating these jaw-dropping structures. Let’s take a journey through these sought-after destinations.
Welcome to Potsdam! City of sans, souci; Ex Berliner
Welcome to Potsdam, city of Sanssouci – one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany.
Artful gardens in Brandenburg; Sabine Peschel & Frederike Müller; Deutsche Welle
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.
The Urn of Alexander von der Mark, or not – Potsdam, Germany; Bernd Das Brot Team; Waymarking
Sanssouci Park, Potsdam, Germany; Professorabe; Travel Gumbo
Sanssouci: Old Fritz’s Palace of No Worries; Katrin Figge
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
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.