Brandenburg is one of the sixteen federated states of Germany. Located in the northeast, it contains the national capital city-state Berlin, which surprisingly does not belong to Brandenburg. The state’s own capital as well as largest city is named Potsdam.
Once upon a time, this state was part of the Holy Roman Empire. Then, together with Prussia, it made up the heart of the German Empire. Its history shifted a few more times until, in 1990, it was re-established following the German reunification. Due to its recent past as part of the former East Germany, its infrastructure and employment rate left much to be desired. Most recently, however, a slow yet steady incline has been noted in its economy, modernization, and employment rate, making it an enjoyable place for a vacation as well as an economical choice.
When looking for hostels in Brandenburg, keep in mind the German word “Jugendherberge,” the translation of “youth hostel.” These easily affordable accommodations are dispersed throughout the state, with at least one hostel in each of its major cities. No matter where you decide to settle down, you are sure to find the kind of stereotypical cleanliness and order that Germany is well-known for. Although internet service might not be up to par, the wonderful breakfasts and dinners put visitors in a great mood. The majority of these hostels are located in the large capital city of Potsdam, where you can find a handful of such lodgings around all of the popular sightseeing spots. You will also have trains, the subway, and buses at your disposal all over the place.
One of the most sought after tourist destinations in Potsdam is Schloss Sanssouci (Palace Sanssouci), a German-French name translated as “palace without worry.” It is comprised of a park, a breathtaking castle, and lots more to discover. It was the summer resort for Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, whose body is resting here. Although often compared to Versailles, Sanssouci is a rather small palace built in the Rococo style of architecture. If you take a tour within, you will see a beautiful art gallery. Pay the extra fee so that you can take photos inside. Then you can take a walk through the magnificent gardens, where you will reach the Neues Schloss (New Palace), a somewhat more imposing structure. As night approaches, you will be glad that there are hostel accommodations nearby so that you can rest up for the next eventful day.
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