Monet, Monet, Monet

Museum Barberini, Potsdam

Claude Monet is a famous French painter born at Paris in 1840. In the middle of his long career he became the founder of Impressionism, starting with his famous work Impression, soleil levant. It is an art style I like very much and to see the works of Monet you should typically visit Paris: at the Musée Marmottan Monet or the Musée de l’Orangerie for his water lilies (‘Les Nymphéas‘). But did you know that you can find the largest collection of his works outside France at the Museum Barberini of Potsdam, Germany?

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Collection of castles

Orangerieschloss, Park Sanssouci, Potsdam

When hearing the name ‘Sanssouci‘ people always think of the castle of Sanssouci at Potsdam, Germany. But after finishing the castle and the vineyard terraces a continuous expansion began under the following Hohenzollern rulers. Flower gardens, alleys, uncountable fruit-bearing trees and fountains where added. The Park Sanssouci now has a size of 290 hectares and a network of paths that sum up to 70 kilometers. There is a lot to explore and to discover.

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Biosphäre, Potsdam

It was spring and the weather started to get better and more sunny. But then over night temperatures dropped and we woke up with a lot of snow in front of our hotel windows. For this day we had decided to go to the Biosphäre in Potsdam, Germany and that was a really good decision. It is a huge greenhouse with tropical plants, animals and tropical temperature. Continue reading “Biosphäre”

Agents gateway

Potsdam, Germany

The Glienicker Brücke is a bridge spanning the river Havel and the cities Berlin and Potsdam in Germany. Therefore it was a bridge from the FDR to the GDR while Germany was devided. Because of its remote position it was used as a checkpoint for military staff and a place to exhange secret agents that have been captured. Continue reading “Agents gateway”