Round The World and other travels

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October 2011: Potsdam

The small city of Potsdam, just 15 miles from the centre of Berlin, is capital of the German federal state of Brandenburg. Prior to 1918, it served as the residence of Prussian kings and German Kaisers. I made a half-day visit, during which I managed to take in the Glienicke Bridge (see side panel), the city centre and the grounds of Sanssouci Palace, the latter of which forms the largest World Heritage Site in Germany.

City Centre


Glienicke Bridge

The Glienicker Brücke joins the former West Berlin and Potsdam. It became a Cold War icon as a result of being used for the exchange of spies.

Base: Hilton Berlin

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