This is another posting for *Corner View*, a super idea from Jane of Spain Daily. The group that participates show their little (or not so little) corner of the world. And wow, there have been moments viewing their pictures that I wanted to pack my things and move right away to their corner.
Well, Potsdam has a lot to offer in you want to enjoy the great outdoors. There are woods for long walks, the river Havel for all kind of watersports. And hundreds of lakes to visit.
Last Sunday, when we had some coffee at the Strandbar, a watertaxi stopped just in front of us. Mark had the great idea to go for a tour. We boarded and spend more than 3 hours on the water. The watercab stops at some historic places around Potsdam. The weather was gorgeous, lots of sun and Mark was looking red as a boiled lobster at the end of the day. ;)
It is amazing how a everything looks different from the water.
Potsdam has some castles. The best known is the Sans Soucis but this is one is the Babelsberger Schloss.
The Glienicke Brücke - The world famous "Spy-Exchange-Bridge" during cold war times.
But my favorite outdoor trip must have been to the Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island). You can only get there by ferry and you are indeed welcomed by peacocks. It is on the Unesco World Heritage list as many building and parks in Potsdam.
There is a beautiful little castle, build by one the Preusian Kings for his true love. And no.....that was not his wife! He didn´t enjoy it long because 3 years after it was build he died in 1799.
It had to resemble an Italian ruin. To us it looked like part of a filmset.
We had a long walk around the island. There were almost no visitors and that made it extra special. It felt as we had the island for ourselves.
I had a long talk with some parrots who are living in the middle of the island and got company from the island cat. He walked for more than an hour with us. I just love the cats here, they have a thing for keeping me company.
Wishing you all a beautiful Corner View day!
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