Palaces, castles and parks of Potsdam
Potsdam is a charming university town with little street cafés and a nice shopping zone surrounded by idyllic lakes and forests, definitely one of the nicest cities in Germany. Architectural styles of different epochs, historical districts (Dutch Quarter and Russian Colony) which couldn't be more different and numerous monuments telling an exciting history, the capital of the state Brandenburg has been affected by.
|The Russian Colony Alexandrowka, one part of the World Heritage in Potsdam Germany
In the 17th and 18th century the town was summer residence of Prussian Kings and German Emperors. On their orders the best architects and artisan-craftsmen of their era produced outstanding pieces of art, whereas Sanssouci
is the most famous one - an ensemble of baroque castles and marvellous buildings in a huge park complex of Potsdam.
Fortunately those escaped undamaged on April 14th in 1945 when Allied bombers destroyed the historical center (Altstadt). Only a few months later Potsdam became the focus of international publicity when the victorious powers of World War II met at Cecilienhof Palace (Schloss Cecilienhof) for the Potsdam Conference.
Truman, Stalin and Churchill signed the Potsdam Agreement and the future fate of Germany, the division of Berlin and Germany into occupation zones.
It’s only a stone’s throw from the federal capital Berlin - Potsdam shines with new splendidness, it flocks tourists of the whole world. It is an special insider's tip even for the German high society to live in Potsdam Germany.
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