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  • Day1

    Zonder zorgen

    July 11, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Hoe luxe is je leven als je je zomerpaleis Zonder Zorgen kan noemen? Frederik de Grote kon dat blijkbaar... Leuk om het wereldberoemde Sanssouci te bekijken. De fietsroute was ingewikkeld, geregeld liep het fietspad uit op een mul zandpad.Read more

  • Day40

    Church of Peace, Potsdam

    September 9, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The church is really rather neat and is adjacent to the Sans Souci Park of Fredrick the Great.

    This is a World Heritage site and was created of Fredrick the Great in Potsdam about an hour from Berlin by the mighty S Bahn and a bus trip.
    Missed the stop Mark had planned and got off at the right one!
    Enormous place, gardens, palaces, an art gallery the size of a bus station.

    The church was built by King Frederick William IV in 1884, it’s based on original sketches that he made.
    Gave his architect two instructions: has to be based on the early Christian Basilica di San Clemente in Rome and it had to accommodate the apse mosaic from the church San Cipriano from Murano in the Venetian Lagoon, that he had bought in 1834.

    It’s good to be king.

    For a while it serviced as his mausoleum but he along with a lot of other Royals ended up in the Dom in Berlin.
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  • Day40


    September 9, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    If you are king you need a weekender to getaway for the Summer.
    Fredrick the Great thought he need a little place so built a few conveniences in the park at San Souci.
    The Palace was a start, terraced the front for a vineyard. (Grapes died a couple of times so put in cheeries and plums, not even absolute monarchs have it their own way all the time).
    Built an Orangery (more of this later) as you need you fresh fruit, had a ruin built to give the vies some interest.

    Amazing place and the target for every drive by tour group in Germany.

    The foundation who run the place do not seem to believe that human need to excrete and are in serious need of a consultation with English Heritage regarding customer facilities. They haven’t got the cafe, toilet, shop thing going at all. And the hedge trimming would never do for the UK.

    Excellent time despite the houses of convenience.

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  • Day40

    Remember the Orangerie.

    September 9, 2018 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    What do you do with your art collection when you’ve filled the Palace?
    You convert your Orangery into another Palace to house it of course you silly little Democrats.
    That just what Fredrick the Great did.
    We originally thought the place was San Souci itself but was only the shed to store the artwork.
    Ridiculously beautiful with marble, gold and seemingly hundreds of paintings (140) it’s called simply the Picture Gallery.
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  • Day269

    Day 270: Potsdam

    November 11, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Third WHS for Berlin! This one is a repeat for Shandos but new for me, and a major milestone too - World Heritage site number 200! We were up and out fairly early, again under the typical grey skies, and got the train out to the south-western outskirts of the city. Potsdam is a complex of palaces and parks on the outskirts of the city, sort of like Versailles in Paris or Schönbrunn in Vienna.

    First stop was the Sans Souci palace, built in the 1760s as a summer residence for Frederick the Great of Prussia. He called it "Sans Souci" because that translates from French as "without cares", and it was designed as somewhere he could retreat to escape the pressures of his court, his wars and his realm. He had a very heavy hand in designing it, providing input on room designs, furnishings and almost everything in between. It's not the largest palace, only about 12 rooms or so, but very impressive.

    I spent about an hour on the tour here while Shandos waited outside as she thought she'd visited before (although as it turns out, she hadn't!). After this we wandered around the large gardens area - not manicured like Versailles, but still very impressive. The Orangerie palace was also very impressive, but closed for the season so we didn't visit.

    Final stop was the New Palace, one of the last ones built at Potsdam. It was a commemoration of the Prussian Victory in the Seven Years War with Austria, and all of the decorations were done as a reminder of that fact. Lots of victorious angels blowing trumpets, statues of gods, busts of men in armour and so on. Very impressive. This was designed for state occasions, though sadly it was closed as well.

    Looked around at a couple of the other pavilions, but neither of us felt super inclined to stay outdoors for much longer since it was still incessantly overcast and with a biting wind. I know it's around 5 degrees, so I really hope it doesn't get a whole lot colder!!

    Back home to Prenzlauer Berg where we relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. In the evening we headed out to meet up with a friend from the music scene who's lived in Berlin for the last 7 years. He's a music journalist and quite a good conversationalist so it was good to see him again! He brought a couple of Australian friends along too, so it was nice to have some proper conversation with people who aren't your partner! Not that there's anything wrong with that.

    Had a funny mix-up with dinner - he'd booked one place but told us another by mistake! By chance we bumped into one of his friends who was in our party and had also been sent to the wrong venue, so we shared a cab to the right place. Had some good traditional German food, then went off to a nightclub where we saw a Dutch band play live. I'd never heard of them but I knew their record label (Kompakt) so I knew they'd be quite good, which they were! All over by 11pm, and we were home in bed by midnight - a nice civilised night out!
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  • Day4

    Palace Sansoucci

    December 20, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    SanSouci palace was the palace built to indulge the kings whim for a carefree life.
    As with all palaces it is grandiose and lavish. The architecture has a baroque influence and atypical of the rest of the style of the area.Read more

  • Day12

    Potsdam e Berlin - dia 12

    August 9, 2017 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Depois do café fomos metrô até a cidade de Potsdam, onde fica o castelo de Sansoucci. É uma cidade.pequena com diversas opções de castelos, palácios, moinhos e jardins para conhecer apenas na área do Sansoucci. A cidade ainda apresenta diversos monumentos interessante e locais marcados pela guerra, como a ponte dos espiões (que acabamos não conhecendo por falta de tempo. Subestimamos a cidade!).
    Os jardins do castelo são gigantescos e parecem um labirinto com diversas entradas que levam para jardins menores e pequenas construções.
    Dentro do castelo (chegue cedo para comprar o ingresso ou compre antecipadamente pela internet) fazemos um áudio tour (não tem português) por 11 cômodos, onde é contada boa parte da história do castelo, desde sua construção até a transformação em museu).
    Resumindo, Potsdam vale a pena e podem reservar um dia inteiro para a cidade que tem muito a conhecer.
    Saímos de lá e fomos para o Tiergarten, maior parque da cidade. Caminhos um pouco até o Biergarten Neue See, que fica na beira no lago (Neue See). O lugar é muito bonito e muita gente se reúne la para beber uma cerveja (lá também tem outras opções para café e lanche).
    Na volta jantamos pela Alexanderplatz e depois já fomos para o hotel descansar.


    Café: 9,18
    Metrô: 10,40 (group ticket ABC)
    Sansoucci: 24,00
    Almoço: 23,50
    Lanche no Tiergarten: 10,60
    Jantar: 10,50
    Cerveja: 5,00

    TOTAL: 103,18
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Sanssouci, قصر سانسوسي, Сан-Сусі, Сансуси, Palacio de Sanssouci, Sanssouci loss, Sanssouci jauregia, سن‌سوسی, Palais de Sanssouci, Sans Souci, ארמון סנסוסי, Vanangur, Palazzo di Sanssouci, サンスーシ宮殿, სანსუსის სასახლე, 상수시 궁전, Sansusi, Sansusī pils, نواں محل, Сан-Суси, พระราชวังซ็องซูซี, Палац Сансусі, 無憂宮