Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam
DescriptionAnother splendid example of a garden inspired by the French style is Potsdam’s Sanssouci Palace, the modest (well, by royal standards) "maison de plaisance" summer residence of Frederick the Great.
Away from affairs of the state, this is where the Prussian King could relax and unwind amidst more than 700 acres of formal gardens and parkland.
Known for his love of music, art and a spot of philosophy (Voltaire was a house guest) Frederick had terraces, grottos, Roman Baths and a romantically situated Chinese Tea House built with a beautiful Parterre as the central view point from the palace windows.
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