Tag Archives: Potsdam

{Germany} The New Museum Barberini Opens

January 24, 2017

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Ever since visiting the ITB tourism trade fair last year, and hearing about the Museum Barberini project in Berlin’s neighbouring city of Potsdam, I’ve been excited about this new museum opening. And last weekend, the wait was finally over! Ahead of assuming it’s regular operation yesterday, Museum Barberini was taking part in Potsdam’s annual festival of lights, and members of the public had a chance to visit the new museum for free. When I saw the massive queue on arrival – an hour before the […]

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{Germany} A Tropical Rainforest on our Doorstep

August 7, 2014

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I’ve been feeling a bit like the worst mum in the world recently because #MuseumBaby is the only kid in his nursery not having a summer holiday since I only recently started my new job and couldn’t take time off so soon. But this week my parents are visiting and we’ve kept him home for the week so he can go on some fun excursions with Oma and Opa. Earlier this week, I managed to take a day off work and join them on a […]

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{Germany} Jan Bouman House

January 18, 2013

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If you find yourself on Mittelstraße in Germany’s Potsdam, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in the Netherlands instead. The city’s Dutch Quarter was built in the 18th century for Dutch craftsmen living in Potsdam, an outward sign demonstrating the Prussians’ policy of tolerance. Covering an area of four city blocks, the around 150 houses are built in traditional Dutch style, with red bricks and gabled roofs. The Jan Bouman House, built in 1735 and named after the architect who directed the development, stands […]

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