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Potsdam - Sanssouci 1. Potsdam is connected with Berlin by the transport net of S-Bahn trains, which depart from Potsdam-Sanssouci and Potsdam-Charlottenhof every 10 minutes. Travelers who think that it is not enough for them to visit the city’s sight, need to go to Berlin, owing to perfect transport system they will enjoy the comfortable travel.
2. Tourists who plan the big trip program need to arrive to the city since May and until September. During this time there is the best weather for walking, even when it is the high point of summer, the temperature usually don’t increase higher than 25 degrees centigrade.
3. On the city’s territory the public transport is represented as the big net of busses and trams. They are available since early morning until 23 o’clock, several buses are available until the late night. People must buy tickets beforehand in the special machines or tobacco kiosks.
4. In the city it is more comfortable to travel by bicycle, along all the big routes there are special bicycling roads. It is possible to lease the bicycle in one of the leasing centers, the most popular of them are CityRad and Potsdam per Pedales. Leasing of bicycle will cost from 8 to 12 euros for a day, depending on model and lease’s duration.
5. The cashless settlement system is developed quite well in the city, it is possible to pay with international credit card in almost all the big shops and restaurants. Cash will be needed for people who are going to visit the street markets and small shops which are located far away from the city’s center. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Except of budgetary restaurants economical travelers needs to pay attention to the local commercial squares. Except of food it is possible to buy the prepared dishes there, in dependence on the season they can be various. At the markets it is possible to buy the good candies, house pastry and the high qualitative sausages.
7. In local parks and gardens the perfect cleanness is kept. Everybody must throw rubbish away to special refuse bins, and organize the picnic in the special territories. These rules must be known beforehand, if people violate them, they will have to pay quite big fines.
This city is located near Berlin in a very picturesque place. A large park complex includes a system of lakes, the largest of which is Wannsee. Among the parks and gardens you can see many … Open
8. The most attractive souvenir shops are located in the Dutch district. Except of various crafts and jewelries, it is possible to buy original antiquary things and works of art in attractive prices.
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What to visit being in Potsdam - unique sights

Sanssouci Palace

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
The complex has the area of ​​about 290 hectares, on its territory are three beautiful castles and a lot of additional buildings. The extent of the main avenue is 2.5 km. The Orangerieschloss, the wonderful renaissance monument, is the most famous and most recognizable among the three castles. You can walk for hours through the extensive park and graze along the marvelous pavilions, the pond and the numerous fountains. Along the long park lanes, the numerous sculptures are placed, which are of great historical and artistic importance. … Read further

Teufelsberg

From the series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
During the war years, a Nazi military school was located on site of the hill. The allies tried unsuccessfully to destroy it. Subsequently, they simply buried the school building under the 120-meter-thick layer of debris that remained from the destroyed neighbouring buildings. Since then, Teufelsberg Hill gained the informal name, Devil's Mountain. When the Berlin Wall fell, the station lost its primary importance. It is now abandoned and its building is badly damaged. … Read further

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Travelling to Potsdam - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Potsdam. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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