We spent two wonderful days in Potsdam and think that anyone traveling to Berlin ought to take a couple extra days to discover this historic city. Potsdam is just a short twenty minute trip from Berlin by inter-city rail. Most tourists only visit Sanssouci while in Potsdam; however, this city has so much more to offer.
Potsdam has its own Brandenburg Gate
The Neues Palace is steeped in history and beauty.
Sanssouci means “without cares” it was the summer home of Frederich the Great.
This old mill is at the entrance the Sanssouci grounds.
The Italianate gardens below the Sanssouci Palace are gorgeous year-round.
Dutch Town in Potsdam is a charming area. Frederich II built the town to attract Dutch Artisans.