Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Potsdam and more of Berlin

On Sunday we decided to head to Potsdam and see this lovely area of Berlin. Potsdam was a popular place for the kings and queens of Germany and they built lots of palaces and gardens. We took a Hop on, Hop off bus and really enjoyed seeing Schloss Cecilienhof.

 There were so many fancy buildings here. We climbed up to the top of the Orangerie at Sanssouci to check out the view and also went through the rooms inside.
This is the view from the top.
Today we went back into Berlin and climbed the 253 steps to the top of the Victory Tower.  It was very misty but the view was great. 
This mosaic around the monument was amazing.

 This is how high up we were!
 Here is the monument and we were up the top!
 We then wandered around and saw the Brandenburg gate again.
Here I am on our walk through the Tiergarten. 
We then walked up one of the shopping streets and visited the food court in the Galleria Lafayette. Just had to have coffee and cake!
 Here is the view down to the pastry and cake section.
 In the afternoon we visited the Pergamon Museum which has an amazing collection of ancient antiquities.

Tomorrow is our last day here and we fly home in the afternoon. We have had a great holiday but it will be lovely to come home too.


Chookyblue...... said...

loving all your posts.......

Janelle said...

Wonderful shots Sylvia. Lovely to see the different areas we didn't get to see. Next time!

scott davidson said...

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