20-24 March 2023
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Things to do in Potsdam

Potsdam is a beautiful city, full of history, parks, and many many palaces! It has the highest number of Palaces per inhabitant in Germany. Prussian kings created here a fascinating retreat comprising palaces and parklands, and many areas were declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1990.


  • Sanssouci -- Home of Frederick the Great’s summer residence, this little Versailles will amaze you with its style and elegance. The park is free to enjoy, tickets for the palaces can be found at sanssouci.
  • Neuer Garten -- This park is not only for nature lovers, with its beautiful paths along the lakes, but also a historical landmark with its many palaces including Cecilienhof, where the Potsdam Conference ending the Second World War was held in 1945.
  • Babelsberg -- Great park along the Havel, with many golden spots and palaces.
  • Pfingstberg & Alexandrowka -- Amazing viewpoint on the highest hill of the city right above the Russian Quarter.

Other nice spots

  • Brandenburger Tor & Luisenplatz -- At the west end of the main central area of the city (Brandenburger Straße).
  • Dutch Quarter -- Very nice area in the city center consisting of 4 blocks with about 150 red brick houses built in a Dutch style for the Dutch workmen who were brought to Potsdam by the Soldier King Frederick William I.
  • Glienicker Brücke -- historical bridge used as a border crossing between West Berlin and East Germany during the Cold War; it was used several times for the exchange of captured spies and thus became known as the Bridge of Spies (as in the movie!).


  • Barberini (mainly impressionism, current special exhibition on the Sun including 15 photographic plates from the AIP showing a hybrid solar eclipse from 1912)
  • Filmmuseum
  • FLUXUS+ (modern art)
  • DAS MINSK (modern and contemporary art from former GDR)



A lot more information available here: infoPotsdam, discoverPotsdam