Category Archives: Germany

Potsdam, Germany

Neues Palais (New Palace)

What a week it’s been! Meeting new people from our other offices, walking tours, conference meetings and lots of food were all a part of the itinerary.

We flew into the Berlin – Tegel Airport and then made our way to Potsdam. Our accommodations were at the Dorint Hotel Sanssouci Potsdam and it was huge! There were several dining rooms, restaurants and quite a few amenities. It was a very comfortable stay.  The breakfast buffet was delicious with lots of options.

I was very glad to have stayed in Potsdam instead of Berlin because the pace of life was slower and more peaceful. During the day we did walking tours around the city and it’s beautiful. The architecture of buildings with the vast amounts of green space gave me a sense of relaxation. It was very inviting to go for a walk and just explore. We walked through the Sanssouci Royal Park and saw an array of buildings and palaces. The Sanssouci Palace is on top of the hill, overlooking vineyards and fruit trees. It was former summer palace of Frederik the Great, King of Prussia. Our guide explained that there weren’t any female servants or guests, making it the ultimate “man cave” in my opinion.

How could you not love this place with sights like this?

 

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Berlin, here I come!

I will be travelling to Berlin and Potsdam next month and I’m super excited! The need to get on a plane has been strong over the last couple of months. Working with a European company is allowing me to make this trip where I will spend 5 days/4 nights at a company wide conference – details haven’t been sent out yet but my flight has been booked 🙂

I can’t wait for the food and beer in Germany again! Below are some of the foods I tried last time: pretzels, schnitzel, beers, currywurst, and apple strudel, Japanese (in Berlin), deep fried shrimp (in Munich) and so much more. I am ready for round 2.

German Food

German Food

 

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