I would like to talk about more amazing sights in Potsdam.
Designed between 1745 and 1747 by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff to fulfill King Frederick’s need for a private residence where he could relax outside the Berlin court, the palace Sanssouci is a translation of a French phrase (san souci), which translates as “without concerns/worries. The palace was a place for relaxation rather than seat of power.
The Brandenburg Gate
Before my arrival in Potsdam, I thought the popular Brandenburg Gate was located in Potsdam, since they say Potsdam is very close to Berlin. I still had this thought after my arrival, and told people Potsdam is so close to Berlin, that the Brandenburg Gate was where I could walk from campus. Alas! I was wrong. There is actually another Brandenburg Gate here in Potsdam. This gate was built in 1770/1771.
The Brandenburger Straße:
Located behind the Brandenburg Gate, it is the biggest shopping street in Potsdam. The St Peter and Paul Church in the background was built between 1867 and 1870.
Babelsberg Film Studio
This is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world and Europe’s largest film studio. It has been producing films since 1912. It covers an area of about 25,000 square meters (270,000 sq ft). Films that have been produced here include V for Vendetta, The Bourne Ultimatum, Inglorious Basterds, The Hunger Games among others.
Höllandisches Viertel (Dutch Quarters)
Consisting of 169 sets of Dutch Brick buildings built between 1733 and 1740. It is considered as Europe’s greatest collection of Dutch-Style houses outside the Netherlands.
The sights of Potsdam are too numerous to be listed in just 2 posts. 😉
I will blog one more time about the sights of Potsdam! 🙂