Sanssouci Park in Potsdam

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Potsdam is located on the outskirts of Berlin and is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. I am beginning to notice that World Heritage Sites are quite common here because I think we drove past 4 sites within 15 minutes on the autobahn towards Potsdam.

Germany has a great system in that there are specific brown-coloured signs along the autobahn labelling the nearby attraction and a rough pictorial sketch of what you may get yourself into. These signs are posted all across the country to help drivers find and become aware of the history, culture, and land Germany has to offer. It was because of these signs we decided to visit Weimar a few weeks ago and it is perfect for the curious traveller with no agenda. The only travelling tip is if you prefer to drive over 140km/hr, you will likely miss these signs.

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The Sanssouci castle was the summer residence of Frederick the Great

This windmill was built in the Dutch style from 1787-91

This windmill was built in the Dutch style from 1787-91

Sanssouci literally means "without a care" in French. So much for taxpayers money

Sanssouci literally means “without a care” in French. So much for taxpayers money

New Palace at Sanssouci - but of course, only the finest for his guests

New Palace at Sanssouci – but of course, only the finest for his guests

A view from one of the many gardens in Sanssouci

A view from one of the many gardens in Sanssouci

If you look at the top of the of the photo, there is a faint reflections of the windmill. Job not well done.

If you look at the top of the of the photo, there is a faint reflection of the windmill. Job not very well done.

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I somehow found this sculpture – amongst the hundreds on the park grounds – to be very interesting. Can’t explain it.

Sanssouci was built by Frederick the Great and only took 2 years to build

Sanssouci was built by Frederick the Great and only took 2 years to build

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The birdies were a bonus

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The castle offers a breathtaking view from the top and is levelled with many tiers to present its grandness. At the base of the park grounds you will find many flowers including Echinaceas

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