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Potsdam Germany

Potsdam Sanssouci is part of the Unesco World Heritage and one of famous Potsdam sights

Potsdam Germany’s charm is that it comes up with a great mix of countless historical sights and the great nature around Potsdam Germany. Also the Prussian rulers have been impressed by that city just next door to the metropolis Berlin. In the 17th century Elector Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg started to create an unique cultural landscape with castles and parks representing the glory of Prussia. The town was expanded, representative buildings were constructed and Potsdam got its own nice flair. So for example the Dutch Quarter arose, former a settlement for dutch immigrants, today a special attraction for tourists. His son Friedrich II 'Frederick the Great' continued his work and started in 1745 his most famous creation - the park and palace of Potsdam Sanssouci. The palace with 12 glamorous rooms including a concert hall is located on top of a terraced vineyard, beautifully decorated in rococo style. He called it Sanssouci - in French "without worries" - because here he could leave the formalities of the royal court behind and had time for his hobbies music and philosophy.

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