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We began our discovery of Potsdam by walking by the palaces, parks and gardens of Sanssouci. This is a grand park area with many ornate palaces either built for the Prussian King Friederick the Great or his relatives. They spared no expense starting in the 1700’s to provide Julien and Katarina with a magnificent playground for their kids Ella, Etienne, and baby Thibault. It was very considerate of the King to provide many Rococo and Romanesque-style buildings ...
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We will not in this forum describe the
horrid stories of suffering and sacrifice that we heard. There are
no words that can describe the experience and emotion that we felt as
we walked in the footsteps of the tens of thousands of prisoners who
lived, worked and ultimately perished there. Though many of the
buildings have been destroyed, several of them still exist with many
remnants that tell the story of the terror ...
... as you leave the train station you see other grand buildings of historic significance - many looking like palaces themselves even if they were actually military horse stables! There are lakes and rivers around the city and divine old villas lining the water ways and other simply grand business buildings in town.
The Glienicker Bridge is known for one of the few places during the Cold War that the Soviet Union and Western powers stood facing each ...
... was hurt.
By the time we checked out, our cab had arrived. We loaded up and began our journey back the twenty or so miles to the distribution center for day two or our meetings. After another lunch in the cafeteria (this time of spaghetti - that had a distinctive German taste), we finished up and headed to the train station so we could make our 745 pm flight to Berlin. The train station experience was exhausting because we ...
A 12:30 train gave us the opportunity for an easy start so we did just that and had a late-ish breakfast before checking out around 11:30 to walk to the Berlin Zoo train to the main station for the direct train to Frankfurt.
We arrived with plenty of time so did some final Berlin-based souvenir shopping before heading to the platform.
About 5 minutes before the train was due an announcement was made saying the train had been cancelled and ...