The train's leaving, so hop aboard with us!
|The front of the Sans Souci, summer palace of Friendrich the Great of Prussia|
|The back of the palace|
|Friedrich is credited with introducing the potato to Prussia and those saving the people from a Great Famine|
|He was also quite enchanted with himself! This bust sits in the garden along with those of Roman emperors|
|fantastic view from the gardens, which were modeled after those at Versailles. You're looking at the back of the palace|
|a scenic moment in the gardens, with a view of an Asian-inspired gazebo|
|Peace Church and bell tower|
|entry to Peace Church|
|an entry/exit to the church grounds, small enough so that everyone has to bow to get through...a small act of humility|
|Potsdam's Brandenburg Gate....everyone has one!|
|Prussian Army helmets|
|Havel River along the Marley Gardens|
|Schotzie huggin' a tree in Marley Gardens|
Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, a direct descendant of Friedrich the Great, erected this palace for his son, Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany and his wife Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The palace was named in the Duchess' honor.
|the royal family lived here from 1917 until 1945, when the Red Army closed in and took over the palace|
|Churchill, Truman, and Stalin|
|the red star of flowers was a later addition by the Soviets|
|the children's garden|
|children's garden and royal family quarters|
|the Conference room|
Next Monday I'lll wrap up our trip with Day 7, our last full day in Berlin. I'm so happy to have you travel along with me as I re-live these fabulous memories. Thank you for taking the time, dear friends. Have a wonderful week!