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Potsdam, Germany Cruise Port

The cruise port of Potsdam, Germany is best known for its magnificent palaces and parks where Prussian Kings and German Kaisers lived and ruled in majesty until the early part of the 20th century. Currently the capital city of the federal state of Brandenburg, the cruise port of Potsdam stands as a symbol of Prussian pomp and splendor, offering a beautiful narrative of its extensive culture and history in a manner that earned it the name Potsdam Rococo. During the 18th century, many foreigners trooped into the city to escape religious persecution, migrated for craftsmanship or simply to explore the beauty of the grandiose architecture, leading to a significant shift towards the adventurous scientific explorations in the 19th century.
 
  • Along the slopes of the picturesque summer castle of King Frederick the Great is everything that stood for royalty and power during his reign. The former royal seat of this Prussian ruler attracts numerous tourists throughout the world. The lush gardens, splendid palaces and incredible sculptures contributing to the vibrancy of Sanssouci Park and Palace make this UNESCO World Heritage Site in the cruise port of Potsdam, Germany a truly magical place. This terraced garden was birthed out of the boundless imagination of King Frederick, and is counted among the German rivals of Versailles.
     
  • There’s so much history in the palace of Schloss Cecilienhof, the historic memorial originally built for Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin between 1914 to 1917. Famously known for the terms of negotiation that took place among Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin; the three heads of government who participated in the Potsdam Conference in 1945 to end WWII, this extraordinary castle is a must-see for all history buffs!
     
  • Visit the Brandenburg Gate (same name as the one in Berlin) for a taste of Old Potsdam. Built in 1770, the gate located on the Luisenplatz, was designed along with city walls to prevent smuggling and desertion. The city walls were demolished in 1900 and since then the Brandenburg Gate is a free-standing Roman style influenced structure.

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