Sans Souci in Potsdam is well worth visiting. Most exciting in my opinion are the exquisite villas by the great architect Schinkel. He's best known for those big public buildings in the centre of Berlin - so these wonderful villas are a delightful surprise. These are miniature not grandiose masterpieces.
Sans Souci, Potsdam
A German friend showed me this astonishing and very moving place, which is currently being restored. I knew Berlin quite well but had never found the cemetery before. It had probably been closed. Here you can discover for yourself, in a way that is more impressive than visiting the Jewish Museum, the tragic story of Berlin's Jews.
Read Amos Elon's superb book 'The Pity of it All' and then come here both to mourn and celebrate the wonderful culture destroyed by 'Aryan' Germans in the 1930s and 40s.
Schönhauser Allee in Mitte
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