One cant believe how much of Berlin and Potsdam is being rebuilt and regenerated. In years to come Potsdam will be an entirely different tour with and entirely different scene. Once again the guide was very informative and had pictures and props to better explain certain areas of the tour. The only down side was that she was quietly spoken and her accent was very heavy, more easily understood when face to face but not so over a PA in the bus. The Sanssouci palace is much more beautiful in the spring and summer, but knew that and it is still lovely and peaceful at this time of year. An interesting place and well worth seeing. An easy day out, use it as a relax day.
To start the day we were fortunate enough to have an energetic, enthusiastic and passionate guide, she was informative, gave us facts and whilst guiding us bought to life what it must have been like here. It was the coldest day I have ever experienced in my life, not hard for a Queenslander I guess and the place is desolate, a cold and evil wind whips across the open areas and through the barracks. We walked from the train station along the same roads walked by the prisioners and stood before the entry gates before walking into the unknown, exactly like it must have been. Our fate though was so very much less punishing than what had been experienced before. I just wish we had more time here. It is a sobering experience and there is an overwhelming amount of information and history to take in. The guide however did an amazing job of that. A day well worth experiencing on so many levels.