Potsdam can be reached from Berlin via about an hour long train ride. From the train station you have to take the bus and than walk for a few minutes, but it’s all worth it. When we visited it was extremely hot, about 35°C. I was so surprised by the heat – I expected it to be colder, because it’s much higher North than Slovenia. I remember I was exhausted from the heat and almost turned around in the middle of the park, but I’m glad I made it to the end. The palaces and the park are wonderful. I love places that make me feel like a princess – even for just one day. :)
The park is huge and you should take one whole day to see everything. However there is no restaurant or cafe, but there are lots of great spots for a picnic. :)
1. Branderburger Tor / 2. Reichstag
I visited Berlin about two years ago for the second time. I like the city although some parts seem just too big – it is not exactly build for human scale. We visited most tourist attractions and took some extra time just for wandering around, shopping a bit and eating out. :)
1. Deutscher Dom at Gendarmenmarkt / 2. Berliener Dom / 3. St. Marienkirche near Alexanderplatz
This was actually my first airbnb experience. Me end my friend had a great stay in a small but newly renovated and cozy place. I remember thinking I would gladly live in such an apartment. We stayed in Berlin for 9 days, so there was plenty of time and we had time for breakfast on balcony every morning. I also remember we used to buy fresh bread from the bakery just down the road from our apartment.
1. The Berlin Wall / 2. Old Jewish Cemetary / 3. Reichtag, New German Parliament designed by Norman Foster
Be sure to also check my previous post about Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin. :)
Charlottenburg Palac is a palace surrounded with beautiful gardens in Berlin, Germany. I visited Berlin two years ago during summer and it was probably the hottest travel experience. It was over 35°C every day for 10 days and my feet literally burnt while walking. Therefore switching from hot paved streets to grass in the park was a big relief.
Interior is beautiful. Some rooms are quite modest but others are luxurious, especially the chapel. The thing that I disliked the most was, that you have to buy a ”photo pass” if you want to take pictures.
The gardens behind the palace are beautiful and spacious. You can enter free of charge and take a peaceful walk in the middle of a noisy city.