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Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany|
Sanssouci Park, located in Potsdam near Berlin, is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its harmonious blend of nature and architecture.
Designed in the 18th century as a summer retreat for King Frederick the Great of Prussia, the park spans over 290 hectares and features exquisite gardens, palaces, and grand monuments.
Visitors can stroll through manicured gardens, admire ornate fountains, and explore iconic structures like the Sanssouci Palace, New Palace, and Orangery. The park’s serene atmosphere, meticulously landscaped grounds, and architectural marvels offer a captivating glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of Prussian royalty.
Getting there & doing it
To get to Sanssouci Park from Berlin city, you can take a regional train (RE1, RE7, or RB21) from Berlin Hauptbahnhof or Friedrichstraße to Potsdam Hauptbahnhof. From there, you can take a bus (Route 695 or 606) or tram (Route 91 or 92) to reach the park. Alternatively, you can also take a taxi (around 35 minutes, approx. €90).
When to do it
It’s open all year round, seven days a week.
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