Potsdam and GUARD "GGR1"

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Potsdam and GUARD "GGR1"

Post by Jupiter66 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:29 am

Hello
I see that there is no subject devoted to this small town that was the heart of the German Empire: Potsdam. This place is very loaded to the historical point of view and this city is witness to the two great world wars.

I come away some pictures of my orgarnise by the beautiful family trip. It is a very beautiful city and I recommend doing a little while

"SANS SOUCIS" Castle is the former Summer Palace of the King of Prussia Frederick the great. It is located in Brandenburg near the town of Potsdam, 26 kilometres south-west of Berlin. We often range Sanssouci among the main rivals of the Palace of Versailles, although the Palace has been made in a more intimate rococo style and is also significantly smaller than its French counterpart. The Palace of Frederick is renowned for the many temples or other extravagances of the Sanssouci Park, adjacent to the building.You should know that the Emperor William II had never lived in this castle...

Before arriving at the Castle, there is a mill of era and a barracks (see Eagle above the roof)

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The location and layout of Sanssouci above a hillside of vines reflected the pre-romantic ideal of harmony between man and nature in a landscape ordered by the hand of the gardener. Frederick disliked the gardens in English, preferring the gardens à la française. Viticulture, soon moves to the background and gives way to pleasure gardens. The Hill on which Frederick decided to implement his terrace vineyard becomes the central axis of his estate, crowned by a relatively modest Castle - mein Weinberghäuschen ("my small cellar"), as Frederick likes to call it. Boasting panoramic views of the surrounding area, the King wishes to reside here "sans souci" and engage in artistic or personal passions. The Palace is reserved for the King and his relatives during the summer months, from late April to early October.

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Take a carriage and it does the trick. It falls first on a sort of a...

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He celebrated the emperor Frederick William IV, Emperor of Prussia, 1840-1861... who died in the Castle without worries...

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It arrives in front of a Palace, the new Palace which was the residence of Emperor II until 1918. Some of his furniture was transferred to the Château de DOORNS or he died

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And this entry gave the castle of the Orangerie, was ordered by the emperor Frederick William IV and served as housing for the Tsar Nicolas 1

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Le Tsar Nicolas I
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We continue our path, it passes in front of the Friedenskirche. A Protestant Church

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We arrive to the famous Castle of Cecilienhof. It was a gift from the Emperor William II to his son the Komprinz and his wife Cécile

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Le couple princier,....
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I come in this castle and... ca tells you something? It is in this mythic takes place place the Potsdam conference which put an end to the WW2 war

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Le salon de chambre de...Churchill..
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Re: Potsdam and GUARD "GGR1"

Post by Jupiter66 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:40 am

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Re: Potsdam and GUARD "GGR1"

Post by Larmo » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:47 am

very, very nice....thank you so much for posting these :thumb up:

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Re: Potsdam and GUARD "GGR1"

Post by Glennj » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:42 pm

Ah, beautiful Potsdam, my favourite German city! I shall be there myself in six weeks time. Not only the site of such marvellous places as San Souci but also the home of the wonderful Bundeswehr military historical research office library!

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Re: Potsdam and GUARD "GGR1"

Post by LangeKerl » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:59 pm

Great photos! I love Potsdam as well. We spent 10 days there in 2007 as a 50th Birthday present from my wife. A great town to bike around and explore.

I am likely to head back for my 60th B'day, since that will be the 500th anniversary of the Martin Luther's Reformation and the Garnisonkirche will be finished;

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Since I went there I picked up Jim Turinetti's "Grenadiermütze" book and he has some great era photos of Potsdam as well as some "then and now" presentations. I would recommend the book before any visit to explore the sites most wouldn't know about.

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Re: Potsdam and GUARD "GGR1"

Post by LangeKerl » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:11 pm

Potsdam was also the place for my favorite beer; Potsdamer Rex Pils. I also explored a pub named after the Grenadier Guards.
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