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Potsdam was a sanctuary for Frederick the Great, who wanted to escape bustling Berlin.
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Palaces and Parks of Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam, Germany
With over 500 hectares of parks and 150 buildings constructed between 1730 and 1916, Potsdam's complex of palaces and parks was a crowning achievement for Prussian royalty and a model for excellence across Europe. The complex was designed by the top architects and landscape gardeners of the period, who worked with sculptors and painters to create masterpieces such as the Sanssouci Park, the New Garden and the Park of Babelsberg.