Edit Blog Post
Published: June 22nd 2017
This was the last palace built during WWI by the Prussian Hohenzollern dynasty. It is famous as the meeting place in late July 1945 of Stalin, Churchill (then Atlee) and Harry Truman for what is now called the Potsdam Conference. These meetings determined the fate of the vanquished Germany and created East and West Germany (and Berlin).
Geo: 52.404, 13.0397
Bugger, I accidentally deleted the previous Potsdam entry. Now I need to redo it, grrr!
Today we drove 45min to Potsdam to catch a two-hour Segway tour. It was too hot to do another walking tour. We asked the dozy staff about where to park, but ended up getting a ticket! The fine is only €10 but now we have to work out how to pay it.
Prices in Germany are similar or cheaper to those in Oz. A $10 parking ticket in Oz? Not likely. They have rows and rows (walls even) of packaged cheese slices and salami-type meats in the supermarket. Robyn commented it reminded her of the skit by Borat where he repeatedly asks the incredibly polite staff member "Is this cheese, is this cheese, etc". We saw fresh baked bread rolls for sale at 13c each, six-packs of 500ml beer for €7+. Diesel costs about €1.10 and petrol about €1.40 per litre.
Tot: 0.793s; Tpl: 0.041s; cc: 12; qc: 27; dbt: 0.0175s; 1; m:saturn w:www (18.104.22.168); sld: 2;
; mem: 1.3mb