Last week I posted the part I of our visit to Sanssouci Palace and Park located in the charming city of Potsdam. Here is another batch of beautiful pictures of this gorgeous place, hope you enjoy!
Tag Archives: Palace
Sanssouci Part I
We visited the parks and palaces of Sanssouci in August when Rafael’s friend from Brazil, Lucas, was here. Sanssouci is located in the charming city of Potsdam, today it’s the capital city of the German Federal state of Brandenburg, but until 1918 it was the residence of the Prussian kings and the German Kaiser. Before Sanssouci was built, the royal family’s residence was situtated in Berlin, at the Charllotenburg Palace. King Frederick, the Great, ordered the construction in Potsdam because he wanted a residence where he could live sans souci (French for “without worries”). Could I please live a life with no worries just like that?! hahaha
Sansoucci is also the largest world heritage site in Germany, it’s divided in several buildings, one more gorgeous than the other. That why I had to divide this post, there are so many beautiful pictures, I just need to share them all…hahaha. It’s really easy to go to Potsdam from Berlin, we took the S7 train and we arrived at the Postdam main train station around 40 minutes later. From there we took a city bus towards Sanssouci, but you can also rent a bike if you please. We didn’t get to see the city itself, because we spent the whole day visiting the complex, but I think it’s a very good idea to spend a weekend there.
Sanssouci is probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited, it’s amazing how they used to build great palaces back then, the architecture is really beautiful!
In August, Rafael’s friend from Brazil, Lucas, came to visit and stayed with us for two weeks. We did a lot of cool things together…tourism, sightseeing, visited museums and two close cities to Berlin. It took a little while to download and gather all the pictures that we took at the time, but finally here they are!
We went to visit Charlottenburg Palace, its the largest palace in Berlin, and it was build in the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. The original palace was commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, wife of Friedrich III (who crowned himself King Friedrich I of Prussia). Continue reading