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Sanssouci Palace

At 1pm we had an optional excursion to POTSDAM to see SANSSOUCI PALACE and CECILIENHOF PALACE. And see was what we did in the front and back of Sanssouci. What a damn disappointment. Excuse my English. Evidently when our pamphlets stated SEE it must mean from the outside and VISIT must mean an inside tour. We had a nice guide but we thought we were to go inside but we only walked around the front and back of the grounds.  Southwest of Berlin, Prussian kings lived here and so there are a few palaces in this area. We SAW Sanssouci, also known as Schloss Sanssouci first which is a long, one story building and yellow in color. Being built in the 1740's, it was  the summer home of Frederick the Great, the King of Prussia.

one of 2 segmented colonnades
We saw the colonnades, gazebos, grave of Frederick and his hunting dogs and the terrace gardens.
Next we visited Cecilienhof Palace, also known as Schloss Cecilienhof which was built between 1913 and 1917 for Crown Prince Wilhelm. The Potsdam conference also took place here in July, 1945. To me, the outside looked like what I imagined a palace in Germany to look like; shades of tan and brown trimmed in black. The interior courtyard had red flowers shaped like a star. Inside we got to tour 9 rooms, including the room where the conference between Stalin, Churchill and Truman took place. Now the palace is a hotel and restaurant. On the grounds, there was a pretty windmill that was reconstructed by Friedrich Wilhelm II in 1791. We got back into Berlin around 5pm where we had dinner at our hotel. My meal of pork and potatoes in cream sauce was pretty good and just under 12 euros. An early night for us as we had a wakeup call for 0600.

 

Total BR fee for the day- 1.5 euros
Falls/trips/stumbles- NONE!

euphemy says:
Yes you are right. I like all the memories. :)The good outweighs the bad. :)
Posted on: Oct 05, 2007
lauro says:
haha.. but at least these memories will remain forever.. good or bad.. these are the little things i always remember from trips! its what keeps our spirits alive! :D
Posted on: Oct 04, 2007
euphemy says:
Yes I was. I kept saying "Why do we have to get up so darn early! I feel like I'm going to work!" haha :)
Posted on: Oct 04, 2007
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Sanssouci Palace
Sanssouci Palace
one of 2 segmented colonnades
one of 2 segmented colonnades
pretty fence
pretty fence
Gazebo
Gazebo
grave of Frederick the Great
grave of Frederick the Great
Sanssouci
Sanssouci
Terraced gardens
Terraced gardens
landscape of Sanssouci
landscape of Sanssouci
looking from the palace
looking from the palace
Sanssouci means without cares
Sanssouci means "without cares"
hard to fit in all in one shot
hard to fit in all in one shot
south part
south part
detailed architechture
detailed architechture
windmill
windmill
ivy grows on Cecilienhof Palace
ivy grows on Cecilienhof Palace
Cecilienhof Palace
Cecilienhof Palace
Cecilienhof Palace
Cecilienhof Palace
Cecilienhof
Cecilienhof
interior courtyard of red flowers …
interior courtyard of red flowers…
interior courtyard
interior courtyard
I could stay here!
I could stay here!
pretty flowes
pretty flowes
more nice landscape
more nice landscape
Outside of our hotel in Berlin, is…
Outside of our hotel in Berlin, i…
Econtel Hotel
Econtel Hotel
Potsdam
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