Private Berlin & Potsdam: The Best of Two Cities
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From its early beginnings in the 13th century, Berlin’s history has been nothing short of eventful. In fact, some excavations have made archaeologists wonder if the city is older than they initially thought. Evidence of past events can be seen at the Historical Center, which is accessible from Boulevard “Unter den Linden”.
The name of this famous one-mile long boulevard translates to "under the linden trees". Pedestrians can be seen walking along the grassy path to explore points of interest like Museum Island, Brandenburg Gate, KaDeWe Department Store, Berlin Cathedral and the place where the world’s first steam train operated in 1886, Kurfürstendamm Avenue.
Take the opportunity to educate yourself about the National Socialist movement when you reach the Governmental Quarter, which is home to the Topography of Terror museum, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie and Berlin Wall. The wall was built overnight to divide the West and the East. Now, just two kilometers of the concrete construction remains.
Connecting Berlin with Potsdam is Glienicke Bridge, where "Bridge of Spies” was filmed. Surrounded by Havel River, it leads to Barock Sans Souci Palace and Garden. A focal point of the Dutch Quarter (aside from its red brick buildings) is Cecilienhof Palace, which was where the powers of World War II met to make world history.
Potsdam’s past and present
Believed to have been the preferred home of Prussian kings throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Potsdam has a rich past, with excavations uncovering traces of human life that date back to the Stone Age! However, it wasn’t until the 17th century that people were really aware of its significance, because this was when Prince Frederick William began building a second royal seat in the region. The landscape metamorphosed immensely in the consecutive years. Modern day Potsdam is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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