In the summer of 1945 the Potsdam Conference was held at Cecilienhof palace. The United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union decided how to administer Germany following its surrender and how to establish a new order in Europe
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The virus is still among us, and it cannot really be said that Germany has the pandemic in check. Clarity about regulations is vital if people's trust in political decision-making is not to be lost, says Jens Thurau.
In the thirty years since German reunification, much of Potsdam's old city center has been restored. The palaces and parks of the Prussian kings are in mint condition again.
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