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The Voices of travelers!

What could be more authentic and informative than a review of some traveler who has been to a city and want to share his experiences with the world! On this page you can find articles published on blogs and online readers to give an idea of what to expect and experience in our historic cities.

Georgette - johnnyjet.com

Historic Potsdam, Germany: Parks, Palaces, Pedaling, and Pils

Potsdam, the capital of the Brandenburg State, is not actually part of Berlin—but it’s a “must visit.” It’s where the ”Soldier King” Friedrich William I lived, as well as his son Friedrich II (Friedrich the Great), built the famous Versailles-like Sanssouci Castle and Gardens over 250 years ago.

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Debbie - europeantravelista.com

The Grandeur, the Fall and Rebirth in Potsdam

To experience the grandeur, the fall and rebirth of Potsdam Germany one only needs to visit the Old Market Square. The square is the historical city center and was part of the City Palace complex for years.  The City Palace was originally built in 1662 as the winter residence of Prussian Kings beginning with Frederick the Great.

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Debbie - europeantravelista.com

Alexandrowka – Potsdam’s Russian Colony

Knowing a little of Germany’s history with Russia, there was one neighborhood in Potsdam I was a bit surprised to find! In the northern corner of Potsdam sits an unusual neighborhood, Alexandrowka. This Russian colony was built by Frederick Wilhelm III from 1826-27 to honor his great friendship with Czar Alexander I.

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Debbie - europeantravelista.com

A Summer Residence Fit for a King

Sitting just outside Berlin, Potsdam is the perfect place to escape the city, which is how Potsdam became the playground for the Prussian Royal family and explains why there are so many palaces in this one city!

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Debbie - europeantravelista.com

The “Other” Brandenburg Gate

Don’t you hate it when your younger sibling gets all the attention?  Well this is the case with the “other” Brandenburg Gate. I bet you didn’t even know Germany had two Brandenburg Gates, did you?  Not only are there two but the gate in Potsdam is the older sibling to the better known Brandenburg gate in Berlin.

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Debbie - europeantravelista.com

New Palace – Potsdam

Prussian Kings left such a legacy in Potsdam Germany that today it is known as a city of Palaces! With 23 beautiful palaces truer words could not be spoken.  Some of the palaces are very well known such as Sanssouci and Cecilienhof while others are not so well-known.  One of these lesser known palaces is the exquisite and large New Palace.

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Debbie - europeantravelista.com

Historic Cecilienhof Palace

Sometimes traveling take us places whose beauty belies its enormous history. Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam Germany is one of these. Cecilienhof Palace was the last palace built (from 1914 to 1917) by the Hohenzollern Dynasty and is beautifully placed in the northern part of the Neuer Garten, where views include a lake and the Kings Forest.

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Adam - travelsofadam.com

Pretty Potsdam: a day trip from Berlin

Potsdam—on the outskirts of Berlin—is the perfect place for a day trip to escape hipster Berlin. I took my bicycle on a particularly sunny day last month and discovered Potsdam isn’t only a cool city but it’s actually quite pretty. Maybe even beautiful.

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