About Prussian Versaille, the House of the KGB’s Officers and the City of RichesIf you want to head out of Berlin for a few hours and visit a classic German city in its full glory, go for a short visit in Potsdam. The capital of the Brandenburg State and the state’s largest city.
Castles, palaces, and spotless parks of this magical city, with alleyways, are a part of the magnificent view of the ancient city, where the king and his family preferred to reside, for its closeness to the capital and its vast beauty.
The German city Potsdam sits on the banks of the Havel River, about 26 kilometers South-West of the German capital Berlin. Until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, lived here officers of the Russian KGB, who would go around East Berlin. Today, it is a city for vacations and for German royals and is famous as one of the hub spots for the movie industry in Europe.
Only a half hour ride from the center of Berlin to Potsdam in a Train. This city is wide, and has many interesting points to visit. It contains a series of lakes that are all connected.
If you have some time, take a look at the Sanssouci Palace, the palace that Frederick II built and preferred to enjoy his time. Notice the internal decorations of the castle, in the Rococo style, and the fact that today it is acknowledged as a world heritage site.
Extravagant parks are also at Sanssouci Palace, remaining from the royal times. It contains fountains, status and many pieces of art for all to admire.
Also worth looking at is the Einstein building, an observatory place that was built in accordance with the famous Albert Einstein and one of the greatest German architects, Erich Mendelsohn.