Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

A little postscript following on from last week’s post about Sanssouci (see here). To the side of the front terrace you come across a curious tomb. Covered with potatoes, this is the final resting place of Frederick The Great!     The reason for the potatoes is apparently because Frederick introduced them into Prussia in …

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Sanssouci was commissioned by Frederick The Great of Prussia and built between 1745 and 1747. “A crown is just a hat that lets the rain in” he once said! Β He had modest tastes and wanted a place he could retreat to, far away from the pomp and grandeur of the Berlin Court. The inscription above …

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