A Day Trip to Potsdam From Berlin

One Sunday morning, we got up early and took a lovely hour long train ride from Berlin to the town of Potsdam, the capital city of the German federal state of Brandenburg. We were immediately blown away by the intricate architecture and Prussian influences throughout the sprawling gardens and grounds surrounding the Rococo styled palaces. The World Heritage Site is over 1000 years old but most of the buildings had to be reconstructed after bombing from the second World War. Potsdam is three-quarters green space and was such an active town filled with joggers, bikers, and people just lounging on the grounds enjoying the sunny day. If the weather is nice we definitely recommend sightseeing by foot or bike, we were able to walk across town to the palaces in about an hour. Towards the end of the afternoon on our way to the Dutch Quarter we came across a flea market that filled the old town streets with antiques, books, china, and vintage clothes. We absolutely can’t wait to return for the Christmas markets later this year (they start on November 24- December 29th with an open air ice rink and culinary treats)! Our top pics to see on a day in Potsdam: Sanssouci Palace, Neuer Garten, Neues Palace, Chinese Tea House, and the Dutch Quarter.