This is a visit that all people, if you ever have the opportunity, should do. Check "in situ" how, where and why one of the greatest human atrocities committed happened, it is an unforgettable lesson. The Germans are ensuring that the Nazi atrocities aren't forgotten, it is the best way to not repeat them. We did the tour with the kids in freetour and it was a pleasure. The concentration camp (not extermination) is located 35 km from Berlin. Can be reached by metro ticket (zones ABC) in half an hour. From Oranienburg station must walk for about 10 minutes to the park. Total time of the trip about five hours.
I came to this park to see palaces and the truth is that they're spectacular. ([poi = 81001] Sanssouci [/ poi], [poi = 171501] the New Palace [/ poi]), but I found myself in front of this magnificent, perfectly-preserved mill. Admittedly I'm passionate about buildings like that. It's in the northeast of the park, near the Sanssouci palace. If desired, and after passing through the box office, you can see inside.
Sanssouci Park is full of palaces, but I particularly liked the Chinese Tea Room. At first glance, its style is totally different from the other places. What stands out most are its sculptures and decorations, that dazzle when the sun is shining. This building has so much charm. It feels like you have been teleported to China without leaving the grounds.
Nothing else is like this door, I thought it like one of the castles of Playmobil! In design, color. Seems like it was built yesterday, how well preserved. The first Nauener Tor (Nauen Gate) was built around 1720 about 400 meters from the present site. The second was built in 1733. In 1755 the gate was rebuilt in its present form by the architect Johann Gottfried Büring on the basis of a scheme of Federico II. Originally there was a city wall connecting the Nauen door with the other two doors, Jägertor and the "small" Brandenburg Gate. Today the three gates are connected by a boardwalk.
The Villa Heydert is a historic residential building in Potsdam. In 1764, it became property of the royal gardener Heydert Joachim Ludwig. 100 years later, it was rebuilt by the architect Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse and he gave it an Italian country style. The building underwent a change of use, when it was purchased in 1921 by Sigismund Thiemann, who began collecting sculptures, paintings, furniture, textiles and works of art from different periods and regions. After his death, they were donated to the state. It's a very nice villa, but today it needs a coat of paint.