This lovely castle is located in Potsdam, just south of Berlin. This German answer to Versailles (though it is more like the Château de Marky) was the Summer palace of the Prussian king Frederick the Great. While is is much smaller than Versailles (note that while Louis considered himself the sun king, Frederick called himself the first servant of his state). The site is worth a visit: only a short public transport ride for a park with not just this but several castles, temples, follies and gardens.
The name Sanssouci means "without worries" emphasising that this was a place to relax, not the set of power.
It had been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1990 and in my opinion it is quite magical - especially in the snow.
2 209:56 AM Sep 22, 2016
Enjoying the end of summer.
Hamburg is not only Germany's second biggest city, but it also one I the major European ports. Situated on a river with land all the way to the North Sea, it is cross crossed by canals and has lots of parkland (including the biggest park cemetery I have ever seen). Its status as a hanseatic city is just one of the examples of its important and tumultuous history. It's a fresh Northern European City. Friendly, beautiful and a lovely place to visit.
The "Sächsische Schweiz" is a little known part of Germany, but it is so stunning. A stone throw away from Dresden, an amazing place to visit in its own right, this part of Germany is great for a trip into nature.
Saxon Switzerland is a beautiful national park around the Elbe valley. The sandstone mountains are a perfect climbing area. Biking and hiking are also popular things to do. The chalky erosion landscape is reminiscent of Middle Earth and the romance of the place is likely to give anyone Fernweh.
Where is your favourite place for mountain climbing?
1 717:33 PM Apr 24, 2016
We start our journey through Germany in Berlin, the capital, one I the 16 states and the cultural center of the country. In fact, it is one of the most stimulating creative places in Europe. Famous for its history as a divided city, today it lures people with art, history, architecture and a great night out. It is a vibrant place to life famous for the breadth of lifestyles that coexist in this trendy city.
One of the most iconic landmarks of Berlin, if not the country, is te Brandenburg Gate. It was commissioned as a sign of peace in 18th century Prussia, suffered damage in World War II, prominently marked the division of the city during the Cold War and now is a lasting sign of European unity and peace. 🇩🇪What is your favourite part of Berlin? 🍻