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Schloss Cecilienhof

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Address: Im Neuen Garten 11, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 331 9694200

This historic country house is the site where Truman, Churchill and Stalin...

This historic country house is the site where Truman, Churchill and Stalin met at the famous Potsdam Conference following World War II.

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Built in the style of an English country manor, this is where the "victorious powers" ( USA, UK and Russia ) met to sign the Potsdam Treaty which divided Germany into three... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Janet C
Brixham, United Kingdom
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Built in the style of an English country manor, this is where the "victorious powers" ( USA, UK and Russia ) met to sign the Potsdam Treaty which divided Germany into three sectors. This eventually led to the formation of East and West Germany as the Soviets sealed their sector off. Bu

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately they are in the process of replacing the roof which means there is a lot of scaffolding and plastic sheeting. However the house is still open. You grey an audio guide so you can complete the tour at your own speed and you can get a pass to allow you to take your own photos. Not really a place... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour took us around the exterior of the building so we never entered it. The explanation by the Viking Cruise guide was outstanding. This was truly a place which shaped post war Europe. A lot of it is being renovated / restored.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The palace is beautiful inside and out and has a wonderful view of a lake. It was under renovation when we were there. The crowds were immense, even in the off season and on a rainy day. The rooms are beautifully decorated. The rooms were the Big Three met to decide the fate of Europe after WW II are as... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We walked around this former residence of Crown Prince William as we were heading toward Sanssouci Palace. The grounds are lovely. It is well know historically for the Potsdam Conference in 1945. No need to go out of your way to come here but interesting nonetheless.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The castle is undergoing a massive renovation, but worth a visit to see the building and hear of the history of the site. The Potsdam Agreement were signed here and the history of the meeting shared. The castle is a hotel now undergoing a massive renovation, so should be exquisite when completed.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Despite being ultra difficult to reach via Berlin's excellent public transport system this is a "must visit" attraction. Ignore the scaffolding and fences,enjoy the surrounding woodland,palaces and lakeside and get out of Berlin's ciy centre for a day.The exhibits are fascinating,not just for history buffs:enjoy an important moment in time!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

With a lot of history nice to have visited. Old hunting lodge styled building in the neuer park. Great for walking, cycling around.

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This place is worth your time. Make sure to visit. Beautiful House with so much history, including post second World war meeting that shaped the world till this day.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

First half of tour mostly pictures on the walls of the Last Royal family of Germany. Most important part of tour are rooms used by Churchill, Stalin, & Truman to divy up Europe after WW II. Appears Truman would agree to most anything to keep another outbreak of war. Churchill was suspecios of Stalin and was leery of any Russian... More 

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