An Afternoon in Potsdam
In the southwest of the German capital there is the city of Potsdam, an important cultural and artistic German center. It is well know also with the nome of ” German Versailles” due to the numerous palaces and parks used as residences by Prussian Kings.
In my opinion, to visit Potsdam has been a really pleasant surprise. I found a more quiet and characteristic city compared to Berlin. Spending there just an afternoon we couldn’t visit the city as it deserves. Indeed, the photos you will find below represent the few attractions we visited by strolling around the city. Considering that we found ourselves in Germany in the very that period of the Oktoberfest, I couldn’t resist to publishing also several photos about it!
HOW TO GET THERE
From the Berlin’s central station it takes about 25-30 minutes. Potsdam is situated over the third area of the capital, so if you are staying in Berlin and you’ve already bought the 1st and 2nd areas transport pass, I strongly recommend you to buy a single ticket which includes also the third area.
- Brandeburg Gate : it was built on the orders of Frederick the Great as a result of the Seven Years’ War to celebrate the victory of Prussia.
- Stadtschloss : The historic building of Potsdam, situated in the central Alter Markt Square.
- St. Nicholas Church : situated in the Alter Markt Square
This is what we visited in just some hours around Potsdam. The major sights are a lots, so my advice is to spend there an entire day or even two or three days.
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