|UNESCO #532 - Palaces and Parks of Potsdam - GERMANY|
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Palaces of Potsdam - GERMANY - UNESCO #532
Today one of those funny coincidences happened - 2 official postcards arrived with the same UNESCO WHS for my collection... The Palaces of Potsdam in Germany. This one came from Ukraine, sent by Katerina that, unfortunately wrote in Russian (I couldn't understand your message, sorry). Thanks for choosing this card, it rises my collection to 258 different sites, only 723 to finish. This postcard took 19 days to arrive!
With 500 ha of parks and 150 buildings constructed between 1730 and 1916, Potsdam's complex of palaces and parks forms an artistic whole, whose eclectic nature reinforces its sense of uniqueness. It extends into the district of Berlin-Zehlendorf, with the palaces and parks lining the banks of the River Havel and Lake Glienicke. Voltaire stayed at the Sans-Souci Palace, built under Frederick II between 1745 and 1747.