Dating from 933 AD, Potsdam has long been an important German city. It owes much of its glory to Frederich the Great who made it his summer retreat in the 17th century. Countless palaces and parks were constructed in the 18th and 19th-centuries to form an artistic whole that is quite unique and is part of the cultural heritage recognized by the UNESCO World Heritage Center. Visit the world famous Sanssouci Palace and Park. This stunning Baroque palace boasts innumerable statues, fountains and pavilions for you to explore.