Sunday, 2nd June – Potsdam to Lubeck

Today was our last day in Germany on the way to Scandinavia. We’d been before and we would be back – Germany is always a favourite.

Before leaving Potsdam we decided to check out the Historic Mill (Historische Mühle) which dates back to 1737, its restoration was completed in 1983 after being destroyed in WWII.

We also saw The Ruinenberg also located in Sanssouci Park. In 1748, the Prussian King Frederick the Great had a water tank with a capacity of around 7,600 cubic metres built to supply the Sanssouci Park water features, and had it decorated with artificial ruins.

Whilst Lubeck is one of our favourite little cities and last time we were here ( we spent the day walking around the old town. Today our intent was to enjoy the 5 hour trip on the way.

Located about an 1 1/2 hours from our hotel in Lubeck was the wonderful Schwerin Castle located in the city of Schwerin. It is situated on an island in the city’s main lake, Lake Schwerin. Historically the home of German nobility it is now open to tourists and houses the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state parliament.

It was a beautiful though very warm day and we really enjoyed exploring the amazing Schwerin Castle. We strolled through the gardens, around the castle and lake, the pictures below really tell their own story.

The only thing that could make the day any better was an ice cream cone. Luckily there was a van selling quickly melting ice creams at a ridiculous price. They tasted amazing.

We headed back to the car, drove the rest of the way to Lubeck and checked in to the hotel. Tomorrow we catch a ferry to Scandinavia!

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