Looking for a day trip from Berlin? Check out Sanssouci Park in Potsdam, Germany
There’s no doubt that Berlin, Germany is an amazing, world-class city. With a multitude of incredible museums, cool neighborhoods, and a nightlife that is second-to-none, Berlin should be on everyone’s list of must-visit cities. However in our opinion, Berlin is a bit lacking in the “incredible old building” department, especially compared to European rivals. Thankfully the beautiful palaces and gardens of Sanssouci, in the town of Potsdam, once the residence of the Prussian kings and the German Kaiser, is just a short train-ride away.
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Day trip from Berlin: Sanssouci in Potsdam
Potsdam is an easy journey from Berlin with the RE1 train. 25 minutes and 3 stops from the Berlin Zoologischer Garten station and you’ve arrived at the S Potsdam Hauptbahnhof station.. The town offers quite a few attractions, but as home to Sanssouci, Germany’s largest World Heritage site, hop directly on the 650 Bus and head straight to the former summer palace of Frederick the Great.
Often mentioned in the same breath as Versaille, the sprawling grounds of Sanssouci are nothing short of amazing. Several palaces were built throughout what now is Sanssouci park, and it’s easy to spend an entire day exploring the centuries-old structures as well as the terraced gardens and fountains that complement their majesty.. Have a look at our day trip from Berlin: