Aug 11, 2007
Aug 21, 2007
The various palaces and pavilions of the 740 acre park Sanssouci (French for "carefree") were built between 1744 and 1860, originally as a summer retreat for Prussian King Friedrich II (Frederick the Great), who came here to steep himself in the arts, especially music. The Saturday Terry and I visited, they were getting the park set up for a special musical event in the evening. There were many stages set up throughout the park, some of which you will see in the photographs. Unfortunately we did not get to stay for the music.