Sanssouci Palace – Day Trips from Berlin

There is no shortage of tourist attractions in and around Berlin, it is one of my favourite Europe destinations.  Even so, sometimes it is nice to get away from the city.  That’s what makes Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam such an excellent Berlin day trip.  The palace is easy to find and accessible by public transportation from Berlin.

Sanssouci, much like Austria’s Schönbrunn considered the Viennese Versailles, is sometimes referred to as the German Versailles.  The palace was built in the Rococo style and used as a summer get-away for Frederick the Great.

Today, Sanssouci Palace tends to be crawling with tourists and is over-priced.  My Europe travel tips is that the expansive gardens are completely free and big enough to get lost in and forget about the crowds.  Depending on the time of year, you can wander down the stairs along the vineyards.

So if you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of Berlin head for Sanssouci Palace gardens.

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About Marcus Cederstrom

I was born in Sweden and moved to the US just before my 6th birthday. I grew up in the United States eventually graduating from the University of Oregon. After graduation and about 17 years in the US I made the decision to move back to Sweden. I have been living in Stockholm since the summer of 2007. Since graduation I have traveled throughout eastern Australia as well as in Sweden and Europe.