Destination Germany 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: Potsdam
The beautiful city of Potsdam lies in what was once East Germany. Since the Wall came down 30 years ago, visitors from around the world can once again visit and explore the city, from its historical buildings where history was written to its picture-perfect parks and gardens.
SANSSOUCI PALACE & PARK.Sanssouci Park with its magnificent palace is the city’s beating heart. Following in the footsteps of @een_wasbeer, you too can stroll through the largest park in Brandenburg and discover all the many highlights – from pretty gardens to Sanssouci Palace itself. After German reunification 30 years ago, a treasure trove of artworks and other items that had disappeared during World War Two were returned to the palace.
ORANGERY AT SANSSOUCI PALACE PARK.
The orangery is situated on the northern fringes of the park. It’s an enchanting place to visit, and not only in the summertime. In winter, the sub-tropical plants around the building create a very special atmosphere.
THE CHURCH OF PEACE IN SANSSOUCI PARK.
There’s just so much to discover in Sanssouci Park. Another wonderful gem discovered by @een_wasbeer is the Church of Peace.
If you still haven’t had enough of instagrammable buildings, then head for Babelsberg Park. The imposing Babelsberg Palace and the Flatow Tower will take you on a journey back in time.
This district of Potsdam, named after our neighbours from the Netherlands, boasts more than a hundred red-brick houses. Take a stroll, gather some initial impressions, then stop at a café to mull it all over. We think you’ll agree, the Dutch Quarter is a pretty photogenic place. So don’t forget your smartphone for all those perfectly posed shots!
Here’s a fun fact: did you know that there’s a Brandenburg Gate in Potsdam as well as in Berlin?
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