Sanssouci Park, centering on Sanssouci Palace, a summer residence built by Frederick II, the 18th century enlightened despot, is a series of palaces and gardens set in a vast forest. The beautiful park, which tells the story of the glory of the Kingdom of Prussia, covers an area of about 290 hectares, and there are walking trails that lead visitors around the various buildings constructed between the 18th and 19th centuries.
Blessed with lakes and rivers, Potsdam is a historical city with beautiful scenery. The city, which has grown since 1660 when it was chosen as the hunting residence of Elector Frederick William of Brandenburg, has numerous Prussian-era palaces that remain in their original state. Potsdam, with its elegant, ornate Rococo architecture and lush greenery, has become a popular tourist destination in the suburbs that can be easily visited from Berlin.