Potsdam is just a short train trip to the west of Berlin. All guides suggest to rent a bike at the train station, so I did it too. I had a great cycling trip up and down the wast pasrk landscapes of Potsdam. Together with Berlin parks they form a Unesco cultural heritage site. Due to its mild climate and picturesque lake landscape it was a great spot for summer palaces and gardens of Berlin nobility. One of the more interesting to visit was Sanssouci Park, built by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia in the 18th century. On his tombstone on the top terrace by the Sanssouci Palace people still put fresh patatoes in rememberance of his -otherwise militant king – fight against famine by stimulating people to grow potatoes.

sanssouci

One of the park I later visited was Kleine Glienicke, which is situated on the shores of Glienicker lake, just across once West-East Berlin bordering Glienicker Bruecke.

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klein glienicke

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