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... parks. There's a feeling of calm even though a bustling city is just steps away.
Throughout the day in Potsdam we got off the bikes, locked them up, and walked around the town. In the main park, Sanssouci Park, there were beautiful gardens that we enjoyed. After about 4 or 5 hours on the bike and an estimated 20KM riding, we decided to walk around the main part of town. When I picture Europe, I picture cobblestone streets with lots ...
... br> How's this, a genuine Egyptian sphinx outside the bookshop.
It's on loan from the museum. A pretty impressive three and a half thousand years old. It arrived in Germany in 1845 when cultural theft wasn't so frowned upon. I don't see them rushing to hand much back nowadays though.
Gianni for some reason wanted to revisit the memorial to von Stauffenberg who was executed after a failed attempt ...
... br> Our first day in Berlin was a museum day, with visits to Museumsinsel, Berlin's museum island which has the top 5 museums. The most important for us were the Pergamonmuseum which has reassembled the Pergamon temple, the massive Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the eighth gate of the inner city and much more. The realistic detail on the carvings on the temple and the amazing blue tiles and animals on the gate of Babylon as well as the sheer ...
... there is and learn about the history.
We had decided not to go inside the Sanssouci Palace as it is modelled on Versaille and we will be going inside the later, however we had heard that the Neues Palace was very interesting inside and when we saw it we thought - what the heck why not?
It was built by on of the Wilhelms as he didn't really like his uncle who he had succeeded and wanted something with his own stamp on so to speak. He was very fond of ...
... remnants of the Berlin wall, Potsdam itself was largely in Russian teritory so my friend had lots to discuss about his life experiences with the Russians
Before all this Potsdam was founded around 900ad it has a proud history of empires including a fairly long Prussian Empire period. The city has many reminders of its historical past.
Apart from spending time in Potsdam we were taken to two nearby ...