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Guide at the front of the boat
any info about san soucci
I would like to know how to book tickets for the palace ?
Also if I can recieve theme outside of gemany?
RE: any info about san soucci
You can get tickets only from the ticket office at Sanssouci Palace. And only for the day of purchase. Ticket office opens at 9am.
Best is to get there early. If you can only get a ticket for a tour much later, visit some of the other sights in the (huge) park.
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The Green Family
I have tried to find out more info about these characters in Stadtmitte, Potsdam but apart from them being called the Green Family and created by a local sculptor I have nothing else to tell you about them!
There were lots of tourists having their photo taken with them so I had to wait for them to go before I could take this one!
Peacock Island (Pfaueninsel)
We saw this fantastic castle from the ferry. It is apparently called Peacock Island Palace.
The island is on the lake called the Havelsee, and was a park was created as an expansion and enhancement of the New Garden. In keeping with the spirit of the times, it was intended as a place where one could live in harmony with nature. During the 19th century, Peacock Island was
redesigned by Peter Joseph Lenné as part of the Potsdam cultural landscape.
King Frederick William II had a small, romantic, white Palace, in a half-timber style with two
towers, built on the west side of the island. It was intended to be an eye catcher for the
ships going by, even from afar.
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Spreewald - a unique landscape rather closeby
Spreewald is a big area south of Berlin , around the small town of Lübben.
The Spree is a small river there and because of the danger of high waters after heavy rainfalls, the inhabitants of this flat area had the idea to build thousands of small canals, all combined with each other, so the regular floods were not so bad any more.
Since some centuries it is usual to go on these waterarms with small boats driven by a "Spreewald- Gondoliere" who has a large stick to move on the boats.
It became a real tourist-event, already in the times of DDR - (the so called Democratic Republic of Germany) and is still a great event today.
I spent 3 days there and we took several rides with these great boats - at some areas they go with the engine and some parts like the 'Hochwald' - the 'high forest' the gondoliere has to push the boat...
Chinese Tea House
The Chinese Tea House is part of the Sanssouci Palace Gardens and reflects the "Chinoiserie" fashion of the 18th century. All things "Made in China" were in high regard then, as China was a largely unknown exotic country which fascinated Europeans. It became very "en vogue" to add Chinese temples in parks, use chinese-style items and paintings in palace interiors, import porcelain (= "china") and drink tea. The most remarkable feature of the Sanssouci Tea House are the beautiful life-size golden statues of Chinese tea-drinkers and musicians.
This palace at the western end of the Sanssouci Palace Gardens was the last major building project of Prussian king Frederick the Great, built between 1763-1769 in the rococco style. It contains over 300 rooms of which ca. 60 are open to the public. Especially beautiful are the marble hall (over two stories high) and the grottoe hall.
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